1929 Wurlitzer brings silent films back to life

 

Hidden beneath the stage of the purpose-built Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), and only revealed for special screenings is our much loved 1929 Wurlitzer Style 260 Opus 2040 Pipe Organ. It is a rare opportunity to be able to view silent films on the big screen some hundred years since ‘talkies’…

Fine Lines: Meticulous brushwork in figurative painting

‘Fine Lines’ presents a selection of the Gallery’s eighteenth- and nineteenth century Indian miniatures alongside works by contemporary artists from India, Pakistan, Iran, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The exhibition traces the application of meticulous brushwork in figurative painting across a broad geography and range of pictorial styles Emerging more than two millennia ago…

The language of nature

Vincent van Gogh (1853–90) and Claude Monet (1840–1926) did more than paint a natural setting, they both celebrated nature. van Gogh’s The Flowering Orchard 1888 was inspired by the provençal sunshine and flowering fields of Arles, where Monet’s lily pad-laden sensation Water Lilies 1916–19 was completed in his own garden at Giverny. You can view…

Asia Pacific Art Papers: Contemporary Contexts, Practices, Ideas

To coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition series, QAGOMA launches Asia Pacific Art Papers: Contemporary Contexts, Practices, Ideas — a free digital publication offering new insights into the changing conditions and practices of artists in the region. Published in three stages — before, during and after ‘The 10th…

Installation underway for the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial

Anticipation is building as major works by artists Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand/Australia), Rocky Cajigan (Philippines), Alia Farid (Kuwait), I Made Djirna (Indonesia), Jumaadi (Indonesia/Australia), Chong Kim Chiew (Malaysia), and Brian Fuata (Aotearoa/Australia) are being prepared and installed for ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) from 4 December 2021 until 25 April 2022. APT10…

Genre painting: Understanding a moral message

One expects a certain level of seriousness from a masterpiece of art, and traditionally only religious and historical subjects were deemed suitable. However Two Children Teasing a Cat and Broken Eggs shows artists’ continuing captivation with the nuances of everyday life. The Australian-exclusive ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘ — only…