The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

6 October 2015

The APT has grown to be a focal point for positioning artists internationally, contributing to the development of national and international audiences for contemporary art from the region, as well as vital artistic, diplomatic and cultural connections with Australia.

Since the first APT in 1993, more than 2.34 million people have visited the exhibitions, viewing works by more than 550 artists representing over 40 countries.

With Australia-India Council support APT8 will build on the legacy of previous Triennials, presenting major new and recent works by 76 leading and emerging artists and artist groups from across Asia, the Pacific and Australia, many of whom have not shown in Australia before.

APT8 will include:

  • large-scale immersive installations and works across a range of visual media: painting, sculpture, digital, print
  • major commissions for the Gallery’s collection, contributing an ongoing cultural legacy to Queensland
  • an international visitors program
  • APT conference in partnership with the three major Brisbane universities
  • APT Live, a program of live music and dance events
  • public programs and events
  • education resources for primary, secondary and tertiary students
  • cinema program
  • regional touring activities including Kids APT Tour

APT8 will feature thirteen Indian artists and artist groups, the largest representation ever to feature in an APT including:

  • Prabhakar Pachpute
  • Asim Waqif
  • Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya)
  • Hetain Patel
  • Pushpa Kumari
  • Kalam Patua
  • Venkat Singh Shyam
  • Balu Dumada
  • Rajesh Vangad
  • Bhagat Ram Rajawar
  • Atma Das Manikpuri
  • Parbatibai Sarthi
  • Artists of the Chitrakar community



Last Updated: 6 October 2015
PT8 artist Asim Waqif
APT8 artist Asim Waqif visiting Kennedy's Timbers with QAGOMA Exhibitions design staff.