Patricia Piccinini’s major solo exhibition opens at GOMA

A field of more than 3000 specially created flower sculptures (illustrated) is among a range of immersive must-see artworks premiering in the major solo exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ now open at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Patricia Piccinini is one of the most exciting and challenging contemporary Australian artists working today and ‘Curious Affection’,…

Empire of our senses: The body and mind in science

During the World Science Festival Brisbane 2018, the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA in partnership with the Queensland Museum will present a program of documentaries and films that reflect on some of the expectations we have of our minds and bodies. These films consider how these expectations can be re-evaluated through deeper scientific understanding. The program includes…

Cinema: Two minutes to nuclear destruction

We’re closer to nuclear destruction than ever. ‘Two Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Cinema’ is a free cinema program that brings together a collection of nuclear-themed films to explore how filmmakers have responded to one of the greatest scientific and moral quandaries of the last century. The program offers a collection of films that act as…

Patricia Piccinini’s wonderland of weirdness

From 24 March 2018, GOMA hosts its largest solo exhibition devoted to an Australian artist. Patricia Piccinini’s complex offspring, and some unusual new siblings, come together for ‘Curious Affection’, comprising sculpture, photography, video, drawing and large-scale installations. Gabriella Coslovich recently met the artist, and several of her creations, at her Melbourne studio. Under a crisp…