The presentation of contemporary Arab World visual arts in APT9

Project Summary

7 September 2018

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art
Art piece of legs and colours.
Monira AL QADIRI Senegal b.1983 DIVER. Credit: Image courtesy: the artist.

Project description

‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane for its twenty-fifth year. Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMAs) flagship contemporary art series draws visitors with its unique mix of visual spectacle and cross-cultural insight. Highlights include a substantial number of newly commissioned works, works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works which continue to shape contemporary art in the region. The exhibition features over 80 artists and groups whose works are notable for making an impact on contemporary art in its local context with a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture. APT9 will feature a dynamic presentation of contemporary visual art from the Arab world including the work of Monira Al Qadiri developed for audiences of all ages with no entry fee charged.

Key dates

  • International Visitors Program: Brisbane 21 – 27 Nov 2018
  • Partner’s VIP Dinner: Brisbane 16 Nov 2018
  • Partner’s Preview: Brisbane 22 Nov 2018
  • Media Preview, Official Opening, Opening Party: 23 Nov 2018
  • APT9 Exhibition: Brisbane 24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019
  • APT9 Opening Weekend: Brisbane 24 – 25 Nov 2018
  • APT9 Symposium: Brisbane, 26 Nov 2018
  • APT9 Closing Weekend: Brisbane 27 – 28 Apr 2019
  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $10,000
  • Total project value: $4,235,962


Last Updated: 7 September 2018