Major survey at GOMA celebrates Yayoi Kusama

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama opens at GOMA in November. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’, co-curated by QAGOMA and National Gallery Singapore, is a wonderful journey through key moments in Kusama’s vast artistic career over seven decades. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is one…

Vale: Win Schubert, AO

It was with deep sadness that the Gallery – and the greater Queensland arts community – said farewell to one of its greatest supporters and friends, Mrs Win Schubert, AO, following her recent passing. Mrs Schubert was one of the most generous benefactors in the QAGOMA Foundation’s 37 year history. Her inspiring patronage – which spanned over…

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room returns to the Gallery after touring to locations in South America, Asia and Europe. Here, we unpack the meaning behind the Kusama’s dots. The obliteration room 2002–present sponsored by Santos GLNG and supported by Ikea Logan is an interactive work initially developed by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in…

Dots obliterate the internet!

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since worldwide interest in Yayoi Kusama’s interactive project The obliteration room was sparked by a single post on Colossal, leading to appearances on Boing Boing, Creative Review, Huffington Post and Wired. (There’s way more obliteration and inspiration in our online catalogue, by the way internauts!) Our press team…

Before the first dot.. Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’

The current installation of Yayoi Kusama’s popular interactive children’s project has taken the work to a new scale, filling our Children’s Art Centre at GOMA. This space has been transformed into a series of domestic—style rooms, reminiscent of the average Australian home, filled with furniture and objects painted entirely white. This functions as a blank…