Warriors without a weapon

In these intimate intergenerational portraits, Naomi Hobson shares an affectionate representation of Kaantju and Umpila boys, men and elders from her community. Adorned in vibrant flowers found in their hometown of Coen in far north Queensland, these ‘warriors without a weapon’ share the cultural practice of decorating their beards in preparation of ceremony and to…

Chiharu Shiota: In search of a destination

Chiharu Shiota’s installation Accumulation: Searching for the Destination is made from approx. 430 oscillating suitcases, the work inspired by the discovery of old newspapers in a suitcase she found in Berlin. All things have their own, innate memories, and in this case, the suitcases suggest the memories, movement and migration of strangers; the very journeys…

Celebrating women and film

The Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) intertwines three new cinema programs celebrating women filmmakers — ‘The Power and Passion of Jane Campion’, ‘Larisa Shepitko: The Poetry of Perseverance’, and ‘Women Make Film’. RELATED: 5 film suggestions to watch  The Power and Passion of Jane Campion ‘The Power and Passion of Jane…

Inaugural acquisitions: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust Collection

Win Schubert was one of this Gallery’s greatest friends and most ardent and involved donors, gifting and supporting work that always encouraged and lifted our ambition. Win truly believed in the potential of art to touch lives, to open minds and excite the imagination. And, at its best, to bring people together in shared curiosity…