Beyond Eco-Anxiety


Our current exhibition ‘Water’ highlights a precious resource that sustains all forms of life on our planet, and sparks conversations about the role we play in the environment and the social challenges we face today.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change, you’re not alone!

Watch GOMA Talks Beyond Eco-Anxiety which examines the rise of eco-anxiety and how we can move beyond it with action. Hear from four Australian change makers, all aged under 25 – Jamie Graham, Aboriginal activist and ecologist in training; Kate McBride, Grazier and Healthy River Ambassador: Thomas King, CEO, Food Frontier: Varsha Yajman, activist; and hosted by Paul Barclay (Big Ideas, Radio National) as they discuss how we can shape a new generation of eco-positivity through the fields of activism, agriculture, Indigenous sustainability, science and social enterprise.

Don’t miss the performance by Lisa Sipaia Baker, Pacific Climate Warrior and Tokelau Diaspora organiser.

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Join us at GOMA until 26 April 2020

From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the ‘Water‘ exhibition highlights this precious resource. Walk across Olafur Eliasson’s rocky riverbed; see animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole; gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat; traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe, and reflect on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden.

Get Tickets to ‘Water’ at the exhibition ticket desk and online.

Kids and Families: Below the Tide Line

Kids and families can explore ocean conservation issues — particularly the impact that ghost nets have on the marine environment — via a spectacular artwork display, a drawing activity and an interactive screen-based animation. Find out more

Film Program: The Noise of Waters

See films that explore our complex and contradictory relationship with water — the essence of life and an indefatigable, destructive force. Find out more

Buy the ‘Water’ publication

An accompanying publication is available from the QAGOMA Store and online.

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Feature image: Martina Amati, Italy b.1969 / Under (Depth) 2015 / Digital film, colour, 11 minutes, looped (one channel of 3-channel installation) / Courtesy and ©: Martina Amati