A World View

The Tim Fairfax Gift
Saturday, 6 April, 2019 to Sunday, 19 May, 2019

Shirana SHAHBAZI Iran/Switzerland  b.1974 / [Voegel 08 2009] from Flowers, fruits & portraits series  2009 / Type C photograph on aluminium, ed. 3/5 (1 AP)  / Purchased 2010 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern (QAGOMA). Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC, has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works to have entered the Collection. Reflecting this generosity, the regional touring exhibition presents works by renowned and emerging artists, from monumentally scaled installations to intimate photographic works.

One of the distinguishing qualities of the Fairfax gift has been the donor’s willingness to venture into new collection-building territory, particularly Africa, South America and the Pacific, and this is evidenced in the great diversity of works on display.

‘A World View’ is a fitting tribute to Tim Fairfax AC, whose extraordinary commitment has helped to bring works by leading international artists into the QAGOMA Collection for Queenslanders to enjoy now, and into the future.