Fairy Tales: Cinematic enchantments

The free film program — ‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ — accompanying the ticketed ‘Fairy Tales‘ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 April 2024 examines how cinema shapes our understanding of fairy tales, and how their structure in turn changes how cinema tells stories. Curator Sophie Hopmeier picks five…

2024 program announced

QAGOMA’s 2024 program will include ‘mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri: Judy Watson‘ a career survey of work by the leading contemporary Australian artist; the Australian exclusive ‘Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses‘, an immersive multidisciplinary blockbuster showcasing the innovative practice of the Dutch fashion designer; and the opening of ‘The 11th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary…

Five unmissable films of African cinema

‘Fierce Visions: Mati Diop and Djibril Diop Mambéty’ presents the works of French–Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop alongside her uncle, Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty. Both auteurs have a unique filmmaking style, pushing the bounds of cinematic language. Mati Diop began her film career as an actress then later moving into writing and directing. Her recent…

Venture into the woods with Fairy Tales in Brisbane

Across a magical threshold and beyond the everyday, ‘Fairy Tales’ is this summer’s enchanting exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) with more than 100 works presented across the entire ground floor until 28 April 2024. ‘Fairy Tales’ will re-tell the enduring folk stories of your childhood through the lens of contemporary artists, designers,…

Colour Box: Abstract Cinema

To celebrate the centenary of the 16mm-gauge film format, ‘Colour Box’ brings together a selection of contemporary and archival 16mm experimental films to highlight the format’s long-standing relationship with abstract cinema. The free screenings are in response to the exhibition ‘Living Patterns: Contemporary Australian Abstraction’ at the Queensland Art Gallery from 23 September 2023 –…