5 films to take you on a cinematic journey to Tibet

 

From tales of love to stories of exile, to sweeping landscapes, the current free film program from 7 October – 23 November 2022 at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA offers a journey through ‘The cinema of Tibet’. A filmmaking region that outputs only a small number of films, the quality of films and documentaries produced are…

5 still life artworks and their film counterparts

Running alongside the exhibition ‘Still Life Now’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 19 February 2023, the ‘Still Lives’ film program from 9 October 2022 until 12 March 2023 screening at the Australian Cinémathèque in GOMA, presents a selection of films that speak to the core exhibition themes of life, death and transformation.…

Sally Gabori’s ‘Makarrki’ is layered with memories of home

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori was born by a small tidal creek around 1924 on the south side of Bentinck Island, of the South Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Far North Queensland. Her Kayardild language name, Mirdidingkingathi, means ‘born at Mirdidingki’, her country on Bentinck Island, and Juwarnda means ‘dolphin’, her totem. Gabori…

Art and cars: Kayili artists

Kayili artists Mary Gibson, Mrs Kumana Ward, Pulpurru Davies, Nola Campbell and Jackie Kurltjunyintja Giles have each indulged a love of colour, animating their car bonnet’s surface with shimmering, cryptic, topographical maps of their country, and the ancestral journeys that formed it. Patjarr, home to the Kayili artists, is a small community of around 20–30…

Chiharu Shiota: In the Hand

The body is a recurring feature of Chiharu Shiota’s work, recently in the form of life-sized cast bronze limbs. View In the Hand 2019 (Illustrated), an impossibly fragile-looking bloom of needles cradled in the palms of a child’s hands during ‘The Soul Trembles’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane until 3 October 2022. Through…