Zheng Guogu China, b.1970 Grand Visionary Transformation of Hevajra 2016

QAGOMA 2018 program announced

QAGOMA’s 2018 program has been announced and includes major solo exhibitions of new and recent work by leading contemporary Australian artists Patricia Piccinini and Tony Albert, and ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9). The Gallery welcomed a record 1.73 million visitors in 2016-17, the largest annual attendance in its history, and is…

Australian art, Fiona Foley, Australia b.1964, Badtjala woman 1994

We use art to question what we know

Telling the Story of Australian Art in new and innovative ways Swedish-born artist Oscar Friström’s Duramboi 1893 depicts James Davis, a young convict sent from Scotland to Australia. Davis escaped from a Moreton Bay penal colony in 1829 and lived with several Indigenous groups in the area, particularly on Fraser Island (where he was known as…

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…