Cosplay comes to GOMA

The Gallery’s Cosplay event celebrates the art of ‘costume play’ and those who transform themselves into their favourite characters from page and screen. On Australia Day this year, in association with Drawn To Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials, GOMA will be holding its first-ever Cosplay event! As an avid Cosplayer myself, I am excited…

From page to screen: Graphic novels, comics and comic strips

While often thought of as a modern Hollywood phenomenon, the adaptation of graphic novels, comics and comic strips to screen has roots buried further back in history. Among the earliest adaptations to screen was the British comic strip ‘Ally Sloper’ (above) — a tale by Charles H. Ross about a lazy lad who expended his…

Matisse film program

In the opening film of the Henri Matisse film program Matisse is asked what was the most enjoyable period in his life. He answers: “The messy times! When I wasn’t selling my paintings, when I was the only one who liked them besides a few of my friends. I used to like my paintings the…