Take a peek at some of our advance exhibition viewings, artist-run workshops, unique social dining events and after-hours tours — all exclusively for our Members. Become a QAGOMA Member to experience the very best the Gallery has to offer.
Special Exhibition Viewing
‘Cindy Sherman‘ | Be one of the first to view ‘Cindy Sherman’ the day before it opens to the public. This exhibition will be the first in Australia of Sherman’s large scale photographs made since 2000. Presenting photographs that feature Sherman dressed as an array of characters, series from this period include ‘Head shots’ 2000–02, ‘Clowns’ 2003–04, ‘Society portraits’ 2008 and ‘Murals’ 2010; and two series made in conjunction with fashion houses Balenciaga (2007–08) and Chanel (2010–12). A significant multi-character mural and a brand new series of works will also feature at GOMA | Friday 27 May
Unique Dining Events
Wine-Tasting Masterclass | Enjoy a relaxed afternoon appreciating the art of matching food and wine as you are guided through six pairings, inspired by the seasonal GOMA Restaurant menu. Hear more about the winemaking process from a guest host, and learn some of the secrets of good food with 2016 Citi Chef of the Year, QAGOMA Executive Chef Josue Lopez. This event is fast becoming a favourite on the Members calendar and we recommend booking early to secure your place. Includes six courses of premium food-and-wine pairings and a take-home booklet of tasting notes | Saturday 2 April
Australian Botanical Gin Masterclass and Four-Course Dinner | In a first for Members, we are delighted to present this unique event showcasing Australian native botanical gins alongside the award-winning GOMA Restaurant fare that many of you have come to love. Hosted by Melbourne’s ‘Gin Queen’, Caroline Childerley, who is joined by special guest Mark Watkins, owner and head distiller at Mt Uncle Distillery in the Atherton Tablelands, this masterclass will cover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about gin and more! Sample the unique flavours of four Australian botanical gins, each accompanied by a complementary dish from QAGOMA Executive Chef, Josue Lopez. This is a special collaboration between Caroline and QAGOMA and is expected to sell out fast. Includes a four-course dinner with matched gin tastings, cocktails and a take-home booklet of tasting notes | Saturday 7 May
‘Cindy Sherman’ After Hours & Five-Course Tasting Menu | To celebrate the opening weekend of ‘Cindy Sherman’, we invite you to attend an exclusive after-hours viewing of this large-scale photography exhibition from one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. Following the viewing, enjoy a five-course tasting menu at the award-winning GOMA Restaurant, one of Brisbane’s best fine-dining restaurants | Saturday 28 May
Tibetan Painting With Karma Phuntsok | Formally trained as a traditional Thangka painter in India and Nepal, Karma Phuntsok’s painting practice blends traditional techniques and symbols, with contemporary inspirations. Karma’s work, based on Tibetan Buddhist deities, is held in private collections and galleries around the world, including QAGOMA’s own Collection. Held in conjunction with APT8, Karma will present a two-day painting workshop, sharing his extensive knowledge of traditional Tibetan painting practices. Suitable for all ages and experience levels. ncludes lunch at the GOMA Cafe Bistro on both days and a take home set of premium art materials | Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April
Art And Dementia Tour
This discussion-based tour is designed for people living with dementia and their family member, carer or support worker. Moving at a relaxed pace, the tour explores four selected artworks from ‘Line + Form: Paintings and Sculpture from the Indigenous Australian Collection’ over the course of an hour and encourages reminiscence and conversation through the sharing of stories. Delivered in the gallery setting by specially trained volunteer guides, this small group tour is participant-focused. Assistive listening devices are available on request. Includes a take-home print-out of the works from the tour to encourage reflection and reminiscence | Wednesday 25 May
Members Double-Discount Shopping Weekend
Prepare to shop at one of our three Stores pre-stocktake shopping weekend for Members with 20 per cent off everything. Present your Membership card to receive discounted prices on a fantastic range of art books, exhibition catalogues, design merchandise, craft items, jewellery and more | Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June
International Art Tour
Genoa, Turin, Milan: Palaces & Galleries of Northwest Italy with lecturer Dr Luca Leoncini, Director, Museo di Palazzo Reale, Genoa | Dreaming of an overseas adventure focused on art, history, cuisine and architecture? Join like minded culture and art lovers on the second Martin Randall Travel (MRT) international art tour exclusively for Gallery Members from 9–20 October 2016.
With MRT expertly taking care of your travel details, your journey will start in Genoa, where you’ll join Dr Luca Leoncini who will be your guide for 12 days. In a small group of fellow adventurers, you will explore Italy’s most prosperous north-west region, where one finds the contrasting cities of Genoa and Turin: one, a leading maritime republic of medieval Italy and the birthplace of Christopher Columbus; the other, developed on a grand scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, on a river plateau.
The tour will showcase magnificent palaces and churches, from medieval to Baroque, as well as opportunities to view some exceptional art collections, including fine examples from two QAGOMA Collection favourites, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) and Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). In Milan, you will visit the Brera, one of Italy’s finest art galleries; the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper; and you can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour through Teatro alla Scala.
As with our inaugural MRT tour to Spain in 2015, a portion of every Member’s tour booking will be returned to the Gallery, further supporting QAGOMA in its ongoing aim to connect art and people | Contact Martin Randall Australasia for information and bookings: Telephone: 1300 559 595 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)
is the Gallery’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
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