GOMA turns ten

GOMA turns ten this weekend and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations. The special milestone includes the unveiling of a major new public artwork by Queensland Indigenous artist Judy Watson, the opening of the exhibition ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything‘, live performances of American artist Nick Cave’s vibrant HEARD 2012, hands-on workshops,…

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…

Art from Papua New Guinea celebrated

The free opening program for ‘No.1 Neighbour: Art from Papua New Guinea 1966–2016’ at the Queensland Art Gallery this weekend will include a live acoustic performances by popular Tolai musician George Telek and Australian composer and producer David Bridie, artist and curator talks, a traditional sago cooking demonstration and more. ‘No.1 Neighbour’ demonstrates the Gallery’s…

No.1 Neighbour

Fifty years of contemporary visual art in Papua New Guinea, with a focus on the country’s relationship with Australia, is explored in a major exhibition opening at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) from 15 October 2016 to 29 January 2017. No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966–2016 will delight audiences with bold colour, towering…

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Get what you need with music cinema

The transformative power of music is amplified in a new multi-genre program of documentaries and feature films screening at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA this spring. Tickets are now on sale for more than 25 films in ‘Get What You Want: Music Cinema’, screening from 2 September in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. The ‘Get What You Want:…

Foundation reaches appeal target for Michael Zavros ‘Bad dad’

The 2016 Foundation Appeal has secured the striking self-portrait Bad dad 2013 by Queensland artist Michael Zavros for the Gallery’s Collection. Since launching in April 2016, 170 donations have been received in support of the Appeal with Foundation President Tim Fairfax AC delighted with the generosity of benefactors who ensured the success of the campaign. The Appeal also…