Manga Boy meets Anime Girl

Welcome, sit back and enjoy 30 minutes of pure escapism! Relive the video highlights from our recent Cosplay competition. Presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s ‘Drawn to Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials‘ film program, Cosplay celebrates the art of ‘costume play’ and those dedicated practitioners who work tirelessly to transform themselves into their favourite…

GOMA’s Cosplay draws in the crowds

We celebrate our first-ever Cosplay event showcasing the costuming talents of our local Cosplay community. Congratulations to all those who rocked the day! Presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s ‘Drawn to Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials‘ film program, GOMA celebrated the art of ‘costume play’ with an eruption of colourful costumes, gravity defying wigs, props…

Cosplay comes to GOMA

The Gallery’s Cosplay event celebrates the art of ‘costume play’ and those who transform themselves into their favourite characters from page and screen. On Australia Day this year, in association with Drawn To Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials, GOMA will be holding its first-ever Cosplay event! As an avid Cosplayer myself, I am excited…

From page to screen: Graphic novels, comics and comic strips

While often thought of as a modern Hollywood phenomenon, the adaptation of graphic novels, comics and comic strips to screen has roots buried further back in history. Among the earliest adaptations to screen was the British comic strip ‘Ally Sloper’ (above) — a tale by Charles H. Ross about a lazy lad who expended his…

Matisse film program

In the opening film of the Henri Matisse film program Matisse is asked what was the most enjoyable period in his life. He answers: “The messy times! When I wasn’t selling my paintings, when I was the only one who liked them besides a few of my friends. I used to like my paintings the…