James Turrell to create a new work for GOMA

A major architectural light installation by internationally renowned light artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) is set to transform the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in its 10th anniversary year. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the James Turrell commission would illuminate GOMA’s facade at night from early December with support from the Queensland Government, generous donations…

Strength, fragility, trauma and resolve

The Gallery is pleased to be able to display Archibald prize winner Ben Quilty’s striking portrait Sergeant P, after Afghanistan 2012, in time for reflection this ANZAC Day. The portrait was acquired through the 2014 Foundation Appeal with generous support from Foundation members and donors, including a lead donation from the Returned & Services League…

Cosmos

We profile ‘Cosmos’, the last of our five ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ chapters joining past blogs on ‘Sweetmelt’, ‘Blackwater’, ‘Soaring’, and ‘Treasure’  Imagine the journey of an ancient serpent Bending and rewriting space and time Imagine you are high above the earth, leaving this atmosphere heading into the stars Imagine you are a…

Treasure

As ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ featuring over 250 contemporary artworks from brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites draws to a close this weekend , we continue with our second last chapter profile – ‘Treasure’. Imagine your hand holding a treasure passing it on Imagine a small happy hand holding this treasure…

Student voices: Ideas, methods and inspiration

The annual ‘Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art’ has opened at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Watch five artists express their ideas, methods of working and inspiration. Hear first-hand why the Awards play such an important role for the art teaching community across Queensland, and the unique privilege that students feel to have…

Scale is relative

Huang Yong Ping’s spectacular Ressort 2012 is part of a series of large-scale sculptures that depict a snake or dragon, a central symbol in Chinese culture, as well as in many other countries around the world. The work plays on different interpretations of the snake, from creation and temptation to wisdom and deception. Symbolically linking sky and…