A mind needs books

“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones. Cindy Sherman (b.1954) is widely recognised as the most significant and influential artist to have emerged from the ‘Pictures’ generation in New York in the late 1970s. In association…

Cindy Sherman’s work is the result of close observation

The first major survey of American icon Cindy Sherman’s photographs since 2000 is now on show at GOMA. The exhibition charts the artist’s ongoing commentary on social conditioning and her engagement with the construction of images and identity. In a world awash with selfies and street fashion blogs, Cindy Sherman’s photographs suggest the artist’s prescience.…

Cindy Sherman embraces an invitation from fashion house Chanel

Cindy Sherman’s conceptual portraits of herself as a series of B-grade film heroines in the ‘Untitled Film Stills’ (1977-80) resulted in her recognition as a key postmodern artist. Since gaining international attention in the 1970s, Sherman has produced an extensive body of photography, and has collaborated with a number of notable magazines and fashion houses.…

Major Leagues play at GOMA

Meet friends at ‘Cindy Sherman’ Up Late for a unique Friday night out with Brisbane indie-pop, four-piece Major Leagues. Major Leagues’ second EP, Dream States was released in April, recorded over a period of 18 months, the new release features personal stories of goodbyes, fleeting romances and life lessons, so don’t miss their playful charm…

Curator’s Pick: ‘Ms. 45’ and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’

What are you doing this Friday? View two powerful cinematic vigilante films one after another with Ms. 45 and Kill Bill: Volume 1. ‘In Character’ currently showing at GOMA brings together a cast of actresses and characters who challenge our expectations for the behaviour, desire and physicality of women onscreen. View the films on the big screen…