APT9: Jacarandas bloom in Purple Reign

‘Purple Reign’ is an immersive secret garden populated with images of jacarandas and interactive experiences by Australian artist Gary Carsley. The first stage of APT9 Kids is unveiled in advance of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9). The opening of ‘Purple Reign’ from 6 October coincides with the jacarandas coming into bloom in…

‘We Can Be Heroes’ explores how we can empower ourselves

Tony Albert, one of the most exciting young Indigenous Australian artists working today, presents his interactive exhibition ‘We Can Be Heroes’ at the Children’s Art Centre, GOMA. Starring the children of Warakurna – an Aboriginal community in Western Australia, near the border shared with the Northern Territory – he explores how we can empower ourselves by…

Me, Myselfie and I, the art of self-portraiture

In the age of the selfie, self-portraiture continues to be a meaningful form of artistic expression. The Children’s Art Centre exhibition ‘Me, Myselfie and I’ explores how artists have used digital media to experiment with self-representation. For hundreds of years, artists have created self-portraits as an intimate form of self affirmation, as a public statement…

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’,…

Kate Beynon’s Friendly Beasts

Working in collaboration with contemporary artists, the Children’s Art Centre creates new and unique artworks and projects for the young, and young at heart to engage with artist’s ideas and ways of working. A key part of achieving great outcomes is in the design. For Kate Beynon’s ‘Friendly Beasts’, currently on display at GOMA until…

Major survey at GOMA celebrates Yayoi Kusama

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama opens at GOMA in November. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’, co-curated by QAGOMA and National Gallery Singapore, is a wonderful journey through key moments in Kusama’s vast artistic career over seven decades. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is one…