1992. PHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2011

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Phnom Penh, The Age of Angkor enabled 30,000 plus visitors to the NGA to witness exquisite examples of the art of this unique culture. The first Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) in 1993 and subsequent exhibitions and events in the series have set the direction of QAG’s engagement with contemporary Asian art.

While not an exclusively Asian art event the APT phenomenon has had a broad impact on the arena of Asian art exhibitions, and demonstrates the increasing level of public interest in art from Asia.

Since its inception, more than 1.8 million people have visited the APT, peaking with more than 700,000 visitors to APT5 at the new Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and QAG in 2006...