QAGOMA and Singapore Art Museum announce long-term partnership

The Gallery today formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). In Singapore to sign the wide-ranging agreement, QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said the MOU will seal a five-year partnership between the two institutions from 2017 to 2021, with a possibility of a further extension. QAGOMA is delighted to be…

Gallery receives Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

On Wednesday night, it was my great honour to accept a commendation to the Gallery for its long-term cultural engagement with Japan. Presented by Consul-General Mr Hidehiro Hosaka, the Commendation from Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, acknowledged the Gallery’s contribution to the enhancement of mutual understanding and the promotion of friendship and…

APT8 hits half a million visitors

Over half a million people have visited ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) with the Gallery now welcoming its 500 000th visitor. Director Chris Saines presented the lucky visitor and her family with a complimentary one-year Gallery membership and copies of exhibition publications. Since the record breaking attendance on the opening night…

From the Director: Looking back with an eye to the future

More than 32 000 visitors streamed in through the Gallery’s doors during the APT8 opening weekend in November, making it our most successful weekend since GOMA launched in 2006. Among those visitors, almost 14 000 were part of a huge opening night party, more than 5500 experienced opening weekend and APT8 Live public programs —…

Vale: Betty Churcher, AO

Since her death on 30 March, Betty Churcher’s distinguished career has been the subject of numerous tributes that have reminded us of the depth and breadth of her influence in the Australian art world. She left a brilliant mark as an art museum director and as a teacher and communicator. Her abiding belief in the…