Countdown to APT9: Iran and Laos

 

The intensive research for every Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art provides many new opportunities to deepen our understanding of art from across the region. For the first time in the Triennial’s history, QAGOMA curators visited Iran and Laos to meet and talk with local artists and curators. In the third in a series of…

BIFF 2018 picks for opening weekend

The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) 2018 opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) with the Queensland premiere of Brisbane-born director Ben Hackworth’s new feature film Celeste. It’s exciting to see BIFF find a new home at QAGOMA with a program offering more than 100 Australian and international feature, documentary and short films, as well…

APT9 commission: Eight majestic rings of Tutana & Loloi

Following years of collaboration and building relationships, the Gallery recently commissioned and acquired eight majestic rings of Tutana and Loloi created by a group of Gunantuna (Tolai) men from Nangananga village in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Designed to mesmerise their viewer, the spectacular rings are banks of shell money and objects of social…

APT9: Jacarandas bloom in Purple Reign

‘Purple Reign’ is an immersive secret garden populated with images of jacarandas and interactive experiences by Australian artist Gary Carsley. The first stage of APT9 Kids is unveiled in advance of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9). The opening of ‘Purple Reign’ from 6 October coincides with the jacarandas coming into bloom in…

Store Artisan: Bianca Mavrick

Bianca Mavrick Jewellery is a self-titled jewellery label featuring playful forms, eclectic motifs and exuberant colours. Mavrick is one of the skillful artisans featured in our QAGOMA Stores, with a background in industrial design, Mavrick is known for pushing the boundaries of production beyond the precepts of traditional jewellery making, believing that a piece of jewellery can become a bold signature for…

BIFF 2018: Australian Showcase

It’s a bumper year for Australian cinema and the Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 will be the place to see some of the best. Launching the Festival is Ben Hackworth’s Celeste 2018 starring Radha Mitchell. Filmed in and around the crumbling ruins of Paronella Park near Innisfail in Far North Queensland, this sumptuous film transposes the…