Storytelling and film myths in modern life

  ‘Myths and Legends’ celebrates the world of heroic deeds, epic journeys and sacred stories as depicted in film and explores the insights these narratives still provide into the mysteries and wonders of our existence. Here we elaborate on the powerful relationships between classic folklore and modern cinematic storytelling. In modern usage, the word myth…

David Lynch to make first Australian public appearance

Just Announced! David Lynch is live in conversation in Brisbane on Saturday 14 March 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday 18 December 2014 at 9.00am AEST, check our website for details. QAGOMA in association with QPAC presents ‘David Lynch: In Conversation’, in this exclusive to Brisbane event David Lynch will share insight into his…

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

Presented in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December is ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’, a program of contemporary film and video that reflects on AIDS cultural activism. ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’ marks three decades of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS, and highlights the intersection of art and activism in film and video relating…

Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of Pre-Code Cinema

This spring, the Gallery’s Australian Cinematheque at GOMA presents a curated cinema program which focuses on the pre-Code films of early Hollywood. Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound cinema in the early 1930s delivered some of the most risque films seen onscreen until 1934, when the Hollywood studios were forced to adopt a code of…

Louise Brooks: Prix de Beauté 1930

Augusto Genina’s Prix de Beauté (Beauty Prize) 1930 features the luminous Louise Brooks in her last major role. It tells the story of bored Parisian typist Lucienne, who enters a newspaper beauty contest as a lark only to find herself the winning contestant. Glamour and romance beckon, including a royal suitor, Lucienne is caught between…

Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

From the 1920s to the 1950s, avant-garde filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger brought together abstract art, cinema and music to create his highly innovative moving-image works. Fischinger participated in Germany’s period of artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation following World War One, when artists were developing ideas about light, cinema and abstract art, including German Expressionism’s…