Image: Kinnane Programming Interns Felix Reid and Felicity Andrews in the Alumni Friends of UQ Study room. Photo: Louis Lim 

From the Collection is a new creative program that features rotating displays of artworks from the UQ Art Collection.   

Join us for talks, artwork displays, creative activities and life drawing events in the Collection Study Room, a unique teaching and learning space in the heart of the UQ Art Museum.  

The current display From the Collection: I, myself, in-between explores stories of migration, identity and place. Drop in any time on Fridays from 1:30-3:00pm to incredible artworks by William Yang, Vernon Ah Kee, Judy Watson, TextaQueen, and Hiromi Tango, and discuss the works with UQ Art Museum’s cultural mediation staff. This is not a tour or talk, but rather a self-guided experience with our team on hand to engage in conversation about the artwork. 

From the Collection is led by UQ Art Museum’s Kinnane Program Interns Felix Reid and Felicity Andrews. This project is possible thanks to the generous support of Paula and Tony Kinnane. 


About the UQ Art Collection:  

The University of Queensland Art Collection is one of Queensland’s most significant. Developed over 70 years, featuring more than 4,400 works of art. The work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is a key collecting area for the UQ Art Collection, which focuses on the acquisition of art that engages with new and diverse knowledges.  


Drawing the UQ Art Collection

Thu 25 Jul 2024 1:30pm3:00pm
25 June 202425 July 2024
Image: Hiromi Tango, Insanity Magnet #7, 2009 printed 2013. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2014. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

Connect and unwind with a casual still-life drawing session, where surrounded by art and various found objects, you are prompted to consider how your identities and journeys are shaped through the objects around and within.  

As we move throughout life, how do the objects you hold move with you?  

You will be drawing inspiration from artworks in the University of Queensland's Art Collection including Hiromi Tango’s “Insanity Magnet #7”, 2009 and Katthy Cavaliere’s “Nest 1”, 2010. These artworks are currently on display as part of I, myself, in-between in the Collection Study Room. Both artists use objects to explore stories of migrations, movements and transitions of identity, place and culture.  

This is a free event held in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room. Please meet in the foyer ahead of the event start time. Spaces are limited so register today to secure your spot. People of all skill levels welcome!  All equipment will be provided.