In the black box: The Australian Cinémathèque and BIFF

 

This diversity of programming at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA has built a deeply loyal audience that returns again and again — some dedicated patrons to virtually every screening — and has positioned QAGOMA to now proudly present the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). A much-loved institution in its own right, BIFF was a fixture in Brisbane…

Production still from Celeste 2018 / Director: Ben Hackworth / Image courtesy: Curious Film

BIFF 2018: A diverse program for all audiences now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), presented by QAGOMA with screenings at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA and venues across Brisbane from 11 to 21 October. The diverse program of more than 100 Australian and international feature, documentary and short films will be complemented by 24 thought-provoking events including conversations,…

Opening the black box: The Australian Cinémathèque and BIFF

In our series on the Australian Cinémathèque, we survey the history of the Gallery of Modern Art’s black box, and some of the cinematic highlights that the Cinémathèque has projected to loyal audiences since 2006. From 2018 to 2020, QAGOMA will present Queensland’s long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) and this is a…

APT9: The creation of black somo

A curator with a deep belief in the ability of art to transform, Jennifer Phipps envisaged a fund that would enable women artists working in the Pacific to engage in projects and learning opportunities, and ensured its existence with a significant bequest. Oceania Women’s Fund Visitors to the Queensland Art Gallery’s first exhibition profiling contemporary…

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Japan/United States b.1948 / Saint James, New Zealand 1991

Envisioning the black box: The Australian Cinémathèque and BIFF

From 2018 to 2020, QAGOMA will present Queensland’s long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). This is an exciting opportunity for the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque and its unique curatorial department to showcase a diverse range of films from around the world. In this three part series we survey the history of the Gallery of…

Countdown to APT9: Pacific nations

As part of their research for The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been building relationships with artists and curators in small and often remote communities across the region. In the second of a series of articles leading up to the Triennial, Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita visited the Pacific…