The flower becomes me

Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers and other natural materials in accordance with particular aesthetic principles. The art originated in Japan many centuries ago. Early in the twentieth century, Ikebana master Sofu Teshigahara considered that ikebana should be enjoyable and creative, yet maintain its links to the old traditions. So, in 1927, he founded…

QAGOMA celebrates its benefactors

The outstanding contributions of three of the Gallery’s most dedicated benefactors have recently been honoured with new named acknowledgments. Alongside our GOMA Turns 10 celebrations, the three named spaces provide an excellent opportunity for us to recognise the crucial importance of benefaction to the Gallery, and in particular the inspiring giving of the three donors being…

Join us for our GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival

An all-ages five-day festival of creative workshops, storytelling, film, talks and live music will animate the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 18 to 22 January 2017. The GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival is a great opportunity for families, kids and adults alike to enjoy a rich program celebrating GOMA’s tenth anniversary, and will include…

Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art

My earliest memory of the Queensland Art Gallery would either be the impossible tension that Rene Magritte creates by stripping the twilight out of his sudden juxtapositions of night and day, or the deep perspective of a lonely Giorgio de Chirico piazza rich with a sense of loss and the horizon’s unlikely possibility. Both were…