• UQ's Forgan Smith building lit in Aboriginal flag colours.

    Art for action

    Artwork by an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander creator will feature in The University of Queensland’s upcoming Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), with artists invited to submit an expression of interest by 11 July 2018.

    5 July 2018
  • Jason Wing: Captain James Crook 2013, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

    Major exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art to open at UQ Art Museum

    Identity, racism, displacement, Country, nuclear testing, sovereignty and the Stolen Generations are among the important issues explored in a survey of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art opening on 28 July at The University of...

    2 July 2018
  • Media freedom a priority

    Journalism freedom fighter Professor Peter Greste is spearheading a unique research collaboration to protect media independence, the role of the media in democracy, and the safety of journalists.

    28 June 2018
Helen Haenke ... "drew inspiration from the world around her, from what she saw beyond the Rockton window"

The creative life of artist and writer Helen Haenke (1916-1978) was celebrated on Sunday at the historic home Rockton in Ipswich.

17 March 2017

A senior University of Queensland academic has been appointed Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council (ARC).

15 March 2017
Elaine Haxton -  Flower Bridge at Kwei-Lin 1956

The University of Queensland Art Museum will celebrate the value of arts patronage in a new exhibition opening on March 11.

2 March 2017
Stephen Carleton ... has had a long relationship with QTC. Image: @bulimabastudios

Playwright and University of Queensland drama lecturer Dr Stephen Carleton has received the prize for Best New Australian Work at the 2017 Matilda Awards.

23 February 2017
Dr Tom Aechtner ... Over the past decade communities in scientifically advanced nations have experienced devastating vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks

The influence of media and religion on anti-vaccine attitudes in Australia will be the focus of University of Queensland research enabled by a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation fellowship.

16 February 2017
Recovering drug addicts are often impaired socially

Negative stereotypes about injecting drug-users may be hampering their recovery. A study has found that recovering drug addicts who believe they are the target of stereotypes find it harder to function within society.

7 February 2017
Nile de Jonge in UQ's Great Court

Trading in the flying trapeze for the lecture theatre has paid off for this Brisbane former circus performer.

9 December 2016
Trump establishes himself as a champion and as a voice for people who feel unchampioned and voiceless, the professors said.

United States President-elect Donald Trump’s “crudity and incivility” increase his appeal, says a prophetic book chapter co-authored by a Queensland academic several months ago, and due to be published in the New Year.

18 November 2016
Denise Green, ‘#1 Blue Wash’ 1996

A major exhibition spanning the 40-year career of Australian-born artist Denise Green will open at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday 25 November.

14 November 2016
The research focused exclusively on recreational bodybuilders, to understand how their motivations to use drugs, and patterns of use.

Prohibition is failing to curb recreational bodybuilders’ use of performance and image-enhancing drugs, and the policy is sexist and causes harm, according to participants in a first-of-its-kind University of Queensland study.

9 November 2016
Andrew Hurle Reconstructions (after CW Dickinson) 2011 (detail) Pigment ink jet print Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

An exhibition opening at The University of Queensland Art Museum next week aims to scratch below the surface of our economic systems to reveal money’s enigmatic side.

4 November 2016
United Nations flag

A newly appointed Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General will discuss mass atrocity prevention and human rights protection when he visits The University of Queensland next week.

21 October 2016
Merle Thornton and Rosemary Bognor protesting at the Regatta Hotel in 1965. Photo: The Courier-Mail

A young University of Queensland postgraduate student catapulted herself to fame half a century ago – by asking for a beer at the nearby Regatta Hotel.

19 October 2016
Ichiro Kagiyama, Self portrait in a Sydney Park (1915). Private collection.

The recent discovery of a Japanese photographer’s century-old personal photo album has highlighted gaps in Australia’s photographic history, according to art historian Professor Melissa Miles.

12 October 2016

Australian researchers have identified Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum ’No’ campaign had a deeply negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their families.

10 October 2016