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15 May 2012

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event.

In undertaking the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, the Queensland Art Gallery has recognised the need for an on-going series of exhibitions and forums, which initiates dialogue on the art of its geo-political region. The Gallery works closely with advisors and selectors from Australia and across the region to bring the Triennial to fruition. The APT is the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia.

Since the first Triennial in 1993, the Gallery has become a leader in collecting and presenting contemporary art of the region.

The Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA) is the research arm of the Queensland Art Gallery’s Asian and Pacific activities. Established in September 2002, ACAPA is part of the Gallery’s Asian, Pacific and International Art Department. ACAPA’s objectives are:

  • to further the research, documentation, publication, acquisition and exhibition of Asian and Pacific art;

  • to support residencies, internships and other professional development opportunities for artists, scholars and museum professionals in the field of Asian and Pacific art;

  • to establish partnerships and alliances with similar organisations in Australia and internationally;

  • to attract sponsorship for the Gallery’s Asian and Pacific activities.