The Resource Making a mark : the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Lisa Chandler

Making a mark : the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Lisa Chandler

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Making a mark : the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery
Title
Making a mark
Title remainder
the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery
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Lisa Chandler
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis examines the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) during the period from the move to the current South Bank site in 1982, until 2000. It investigates the increasing prominence and legitimisation accorded to these two collection areas. It demonstrates how QAG's initiatives in these domains, in particular the Asia-Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art, have enabled the institution to 'make its mark' and distinguish itself from other Australian art museums. By analysing collection and display practices, the study also addresses some of the challenges faced by the Gallery in presenting the art of differing cultures. While most collection histories are commissioned by the institution under analysis, and much of the research into cross-cultural representation in art museums focuses on individual exhibitions, this dissertation presents a critical, comprehensive and disinterested view of collection and display at a specific institution during a period when the Eurocentric art historical narratives in public galleries were being challenged. This investigation of the combined areas of Aboriginal and Asian art, and QAG's initiatives in representing cultural pluralism, raises issues that are both specific to Australia and relevant to other art museums. The study thus contributes to museological history, theory and practice. The dissertation adopts an 'institutional perspective' and focuses on a series of significant exhibitions and collection hangs to determine how classificatory and exhibition practices have been transformed as Aboriginal and contemporary Asian art increased in status. Questions of power and agency, as well as the relevance of 'processes' of production, and pluralist approaches in mounting cross-cultural presentations, are significant issues examined in this work. By investigating where and how these two collection areas have been positioned- both literally and conceptually - within the Gallery and the wider art world, this analysis provides important insights into the ways that curatorial practice shifted during the period covered by the study
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Supervisor/s: Robyn Maxwell.
Cataloging source
ANU
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Chandler, Lisa
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University, 2006.
LC call number
N3915.C48 2006
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Australian National University
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  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art museums
  • Art museums
  • Art, Asian
  • Art
Label
Making a mark : the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Lisa Chandler
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10718
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 285-305
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Artworlds: the structure of artworlds; The new museology and representing "other" cultures; The poetics and politics of museum practice; Outline of chapters -- Collecting contexts: : Beginnings: the Queensland National Art Gallery; A "new conception" for the Gallery: Asian art at QAG; The beginning of an Aboriginal Art collection; A new direction; Changing views of Aboriginal art: from ethnographic to art object; Finding a permanent place in art institutions; Contexts for collecting contemporary Asian art in Australia; Australia-Asia relations; Circuits of exchange -- A space of possibles: Profitable possibilities: differentiating the collection; A tabula rasa: new directions, staff and policy changes; Profile collections and revising acquisitions policy; The significance of Expo 88 and the Australian Bicentennial; Aboriginal art embraced; "Catching up" collections; Japanese ways: western means; Economic and cultural connections; Increasing interest in Asian art -- Legitimacy and balance: Your collection revealed; Changing contexts for the presentation of Aboriginal art; The power of display; Balance; Incorporating Indigenous perspectives; Balance acquisitions and legitimising the local; Reviewing the collection; Determining a focus -- A project waiting to be done: Curatorial selections and funding; The First Triennial - reception; Problems of representation; Context and display; Gaining recognition; A contemporary Asian art collection; A moment in a journey -- The movement to the front room: Collection directions; Pathways; Planning futures; Making a name with Emily; A new museological model; The Utopia Room and the poetics and polities of display; Signifying spaces; The New Installation; A Queensland focus -- Journey without maps: Building a collection and a reputation; Selections and revisions; Centre and periphery: contemporary Asian art in international contexts; Exceeding expectations; Critical responses; Display issues; Claiming a space for Aboriginal and Pacific art; Affinity and difference; A shift in prominence; Challenging the status quo: the Brisbane Triennials and the Sydney Biennale; Blockbusters and positions of orthodoxy; Acquisitions and colelction development; The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art; The curatorial matrix; Third Triennial acquisitions; The project in perspective: a redundant model?; The Asia-Pacific effect?; Expo art
Control code
000043067443
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 305 leaves ;
Governing access note
Open access – reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968), closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)271868619
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eThesis access via Internet and the Adobe Reader (or similar for *.pdf files)
Label
Making a mark : the collection and display of Aboriginal and Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Lisa Chandler
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10718
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 285-305
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artworlds: the structure of artworlds; The new museology and representing "other" cultures; The poetics and politics of museum practice; Outline of chapters -- Collecting contexts: : Beginnings: the Queensland National Art Gallery; A "new conception" for the Gallery: Asian art at QAG; The beginning of an Aboriginal Art collection; A new direction; Changing views of Aboriginal art: from ethnographic to art object; Finding a permanent place in art institutions; Contexts for collecting contemporary Asian art in Australia; Australia-Asia relations; Circuits of exchange -- A space of possibles: Profitable possibilities: differentiating the collection; A tabula rasa: new directions, staff and policy changes; Profile collections and revising acquisitions policy; The significance of Expo 88 and the Australian Bicentennial; Aboriginal art embraced; "Catching up" collections; Japanese ways: western means; Economic and cultural connections; Increasing interest in Asian art -- Legitimacy and balance: Your collection revealed; Changing contexts for the presentation of Aboriginal art; The power of display; Balance; Incorporating Indigenous perspectives; Balance acquisitions and legitimising the local; Reviewing the collection; Determining a focus -- A project waiting to be done: Curatorial selections and funding; The First Triennial - reception; Problems of representation; Context and display; Gaining recognition; A contemporary Asian art collection; A moment in a journey -- The movement to the front room: Collection directions; Pathways; Planning futures; Making a name with Emily; A new museological model; The Utopia Room and the poetics and polities of display; Signifying spaces; The New Installation; A Queensland focus -- Journey without maps: Building a collection and a reputation; Selections and revisions; Centre and periphery: contemporary Asian art in international contexts; Exceeding expectations; Critical responses; Display issues; Claiming a space for Aboriginal and Pacific art; Affinity and difference; A shift in prominence; Challenging the status quo: the Brisbane Triennials and the Sydney Biennale; Blockbusters and positions of orthodoxy; Acquisitions and colelction development; The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art; The curatorial matrix; Third Triennial acquisitions; The project in perspective: a redundant model?; The Asia-Pacific effect?; Expo art
Control code
000043067443
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 305 leaves ;
Governing access note
Open access – reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968), closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)271868619
System details
eThesis access via Internet and the Adobe Reader (or similar for *.pdf files)

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