Over half a million people have visited ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) with the Gallery now welcoming its 500 000th visitor. Director Chris Saines presented the lucky visitor and her family with a complimentary one-year Gallery membership and copies of exhibition publications.
Since the record breaking attendance on the opening night last November, visitors have embraced this Triennial’s exploration of art from the region. More than 109 000 young visitors have engaged with the exhibition’s dynamic APT8 Kids program and the geographical scope of booked school visits has been one of the widest ever with children travelling from as far south as Victoria.
APT8 continues the series’ long-term success as a proven cultural tourism generator. APT8 Cinema at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque has reached new audiences with close to 4000 people attending screenings for programs including ‘Pop Islam’ and ‘Filipino Indie’ and over 32 200 visitors have experienced APT8 Live – the monthly series of performances and talks that expand on the exhibition’s themes.
APT8 Live continues to animate QAG and GOMA for the duration of the exhibition, and visitors are invited to engage with the program through our monthly events exploring performance and the body in APT8. These incorporate artist performances, drop-in workshops, curators’ tours and a discussion forum in which performance art specialists, academics and artists consider the breadth of contemporary performance art from the Asia Pacific, and how it contends with the regions wide-ranging issues and contexts.
Closing Weekend: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April 2016
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)
is the Gallery’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia