From the Director: James Turrell light commission to transform GOMA

As we continue to mark GOMA’s 10th year, I am delighted to unveil our plan to transform the Gallery of Modern Art’s  ‘white box’ into a monumentally-scaled solid light wall. Part of the architects’ design concept by Architectus + Davenport Campbell lead architects Kerry Clare, Lindsay Clare and James Jones was for GOMA to have an…

Re-creating Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

Marvel’s move into the cinematic space has opened its universe to a broader audience, one willing to commit to an ongoing experience spanning years. Representative of a growing audience of consumers, they are drawn to these expanded environments because of the opportunities they offer, namely, sharing with like-minded fans. The ambitious nature of the Marvel…

Werner Herzog opening weekend

The free cinema program ‘The Wrath and Reveries of Werner Herzog’ opens this Friday night at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA and will run until 19 August 2017. The program explores the films of German filmmaker Werner Herzog, whose strange and spectacular works have enthralled audiences for nearly half a century. The opening night begins at…

Morning Star Poles

The dramatic group of 76 Banumbirr (Morning star poles) from Galiwin’ku, Arnhem Land resemble those used annually in north-eastern Arnhem Land ceremonies that celebrate the morning star (the planet Venus). The Morning Star poles are on show at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in ‘Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific works from the Collection’ until 30…

‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ opens at GOMA

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines today announced ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ would open exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 27 May until 3 September 2017. The exhibition is the first major Marvel exhibition in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum worldwide. Curated by QAGOMA, the exhibition is…

I am Iron Man: The Marvel Cinematic Universe takes flight

When the studio launched Iron Man, the film’s post-credit sequence declared a bold, long-term vision — ‘You are not alone, Tony Stark. Your friends in the Marvel Universe are coming out to play’. Unfurling a new animated logo featuring a ‘flipbook’ of comic pages fluttering across the brand, Marvel proclaimed to fans the company’s pride…