‘How did the tree get into GOMA?’

While developing his exhibition ‘Falling Back to Earth’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Cai Guo-Qiang undertook a series of research visits to locations around Queensland. On one of these trips, Cai, his family, and Cai Studio manager Kelly Ma took a tour of Lamington National Park, near the Queensland/New South Wales border. This extraordinary…

Highlight: Cai Guo-Qiang ‘Heritage’

Purchased for the Collection with generous support from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation, this major installation work, a ‘last paradise’ inspired by Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island, continues to inspire visitors to ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’. Read about some of the symbolism behind the work. On first encountering Cai Guo-Qiang’s 2013…

MayKing Tea at GOMA

Engagement and exchange with people is a central element in Cai Guo-Qiang’s work. Conceived by the artist as an integral element in the exhibition, the Tea Pavilion is a place within the ‘Falling Back to Earth’ exhibition for visitors to reflect on the works they have experienced, and to engage with one another. Fiona Neill…

Ziggy the Westie is back!

Hey there. I’m Ziggy the Westie, you might remember me from my review of the great dogs and creatures in the ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado‘ exhibition in 2012. I’m back to tell you that you must, absolutely, without question, get yourself to QAGOMA for two pawsome exhibitions. At the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) there is…

Cai Guo-Qiang: At one with the universe

Leaving his Chinese hometown of Quanzhou, Cai Guo-Qiang began wandering the world to experience life outside China. Around three decades later, the powerhouse artist is riding the crest of his career, and has created an enigmatic exhibition at GOMA involving two brand new commissions. Dr Claire Roberts elaborates on the artist’s inspirations and achievements. ‘Cai…

Creating art together: Cai Guo-Qiang

In 2013, the Gallery marks 15 years of developing interactive exhibitions for children, and worked towards an exciting Children’s Art Centre project with one of today’s most celebrated international artists. To regular visitors, Cai Guo-Qiang’s project for children will not be the first they have encountered. Back in 1999, for the inaugural Kids’ APT, the…