‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ opens at GOMA

An extensive exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most highly regarded and influential artists, opens exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 14 October 2017 until 4 February 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to see the first major exhibition of Richter’s work in Australia. ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life…

Production still from Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) 1972 / Image courtesy: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

The tenderness of the wolves

The Australian Cinémathèque begins a two-part retrospective of works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His films were provocative during his lifetime, and his stories continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.1…

Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016

Major Patricia Piccinini exhibition to open at GOMA

The most ambitious exhibition to date of work by Patricia Piccinini will open exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in March 2018, becoming GOMA’s largest ever solo exhibition by an Australian artist. Featuring more than 50 new and recent works by the globally renowned artist, ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ will include sculpture, photography, video,…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Ella (903-1) 2007 / Oil on canvas / Private Collection / © Gerhard Richter 2017

Gerhard Richter’s remarkable command of style and genre

For more than fifty years, Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. That Richter is both a figurative and abstract painter is one of the most surprising aspects of his art. His painting encompasses realism based on photographs and magazine cuttings, large-scale abstracts produced by dragging layers…

Wendy Craig, Marvel Costume Department Supervisor

Hear what happens to Marvel costumes after filming

Ever wondered what happens to Marvel costumes after the movie wraps? Wendy Craig explains her role as Marvel Costume Department Supervisor where she organises, catalogues and controls all the past Marvel costumes and also prepares them for use in flash-backs and re-shoot continuity. For the first time together at GOMA, Craig explains the evolution of…