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…

APT9: Watch our time-lapse as Qiu Zhijie creates his enormous wall painting

Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie’s enormous five-storey wall painting Map of Technological Ethics 2018, has its origins in Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Inspired while gazing across the Brisbane River, the map is influenced by Brisbane’s combination of ecological paradise and its technological integration. Painted directly on to the gallery wall, 18 metres in height and 38 metres long,…