• <strong>Archie Moore</strong> / Australia QLD b.1970 / <em>Sacred sights (The first intervention)</em> 2008 / Folded book / 14 x 48 x 27cm / Purchased 2008. The Queensland Government’s Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund / © The artist / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
  • <strong>Rover Thomas</strong> / Kukatja/Wangkajunga people / Australia WA 1926–98 / <em>Blue tongue lizard </em>1984 / Natural pigments and synthetic polymer paint on board / 138.5 x 91.5cm (irreg.) / Purchased 1997. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / © The artist / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery Collection
  • <strong>Fiona Foley</strong> / Badtjala people, Wondunna clan, Fraser Island / Australia QLD b.1964 / <em>DISPERSED</em> 2008 / Charred laminated wood, cast aluminium, .303 inch calibre bullets / Nine parts: 51 x 43 x 26cm (each, approx.); 51 x 500 x 26cm (installed) / Purchased 2013. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / © The artist / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
  • <strong>Joe Ngallametta</strong> / Kugu Muminh/Kugu Uwanh people / Australia QLD 1945–2005 / <em>Thap yongk (Law poles)</em> 2002–03 / Carved milkwood (<em>Alstonia muellerana</em>) with synthetic polymer paint and natural pigments / 15 components: 182 x 250 x 250cm (installed, approx.) / Commissioned 2002 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant / © The artist / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
  • Charles Blackman / Australia VIC/NSW/QLD b. 1928 / <em>The Blue Alice</em> 1956–57 / Tempera, oil and household enamel on board / 122 x 122cm / Purchased 2000. The Queensland Government’s special Centenary Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © Charles Raymond Blackman/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014
  • R Godfrey Rivers / England/Australia QLD 1859–1925 / <em>Under the jacaranda</em> (detail) 1903 / Oil on canvas / 143.4 x 107.2cm / Purchased 1903 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery


The QAGOMA Collection Education Resource features Indigenous Australian and Australian artworks. The resource allows you to generate a worksheet that can be used during a self-guided visit*.  Select View Artworks to see works included in this resource. Features include:

  • artwork profiles organised by Collection area, theme and teaching level
  • sub-themes to further refine your selection
  • artwork images plus short artist biographies and information about the artworks
  • suggested discussion questions and activities
  • a glossary of art terms
  • Teacher notes with curriculum information


For more information on scheduling a class visit to the Gallery click here or email educationbookings@qagoma.qld.gov.au.

Warning: It is customary in many Indigenous communities not to mention the name or reproduce photographs of the deceased. All such mentions and photographs in this resource have been reproduced with permission. However, care and discretion should be exercised in using this resource within Indigenous communities.

*Please note: Some works may not be on display during your visit to the Gallery. Display status is indicated with each artwork profile.