QAGOMA appoints head of Asian and Pacific art

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines has announced the appointment of renowned curator Zara Stanhope as the Gallery’s Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art. ‘We are delighted to welcome Zara, who has over 20 years experience in curatorial and collection management in lead roles in art institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Along with an expansive…

We welcome our 500,000 visitor to GOMA’s 10th Birthday

This week the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) welcomed its 500,000th visitor to our 10th anniversary program headlined by our major exhibition ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ on view until Monday 17 April 2017. ‘Sugar Spin’ showcases GOMA’s extraordinary collection of contemporary art, as well as major new commissions. GOMA’s 10th anniversary program…

QAGOMA appoints new Deputy Director

Director Chris Saines today announced the appointment of Simon Elliott as Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions. Elliott will join the executive management team to oversee the Gallery’s curatorial, conservation and registration activities, and with direct responsibility for the management and development of the Gallery’s Collection. Simon Elliott returns to the Gallery and to Brisbane after many years…

Sensory

In OperaQ’s first creative adventure for 2017, live opera performances – sublime vocal and choral moments – will take over iconic GOMA spaces. This ‘art-meets-music’ event will see guests enjoying a range of artistic experiences from brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites that reflect complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights. OperaQ…

The flower becomes me

Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers and other natural materials in accordance with particular aesthetic principles. The art originated in Japan many centuries ago. Early in the twentieth century, Ikebana master Sofu Teshigahara considered that ikebana should be enjoyable and creative, yet maintain its links to the old traditions. So, in 1927, he founded…

QAGOMA celebrates its benefactors

The outstanding contributions of three of the Gallery’s most dedicated benefactors have recently been honoured with new named acknowledgments. Alongside our GOMA Turns 10 celebrations, the three named spaces provide an excellent opportunity for us to recognise the crucial importance of benefaction to the Gallery, and in particular the inspiring giving of the three donors being…