David Lynch Working Notes: A place both wonderful and strange

In the lead up to the opening of ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ on March 14, QAGOMA Senior Curator José Da Silva explores the process of developing the exhibition and its expanded program of events, screenings and performances. I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig…

Storytelling & film myths in modern life

The world of heroic deeds, epic journeys and sacred stories are celebrated in film. We explore the insights these narratives still provide into the mysteries and wonders of our existence, here we elaborate on the powerful relationships between classic folklore and modern cinematic storytelling. In modern usage, the word myth often indicates dismissive derision for…

David Lynch to make first Australian public appearance

Just Announced! David Lynch is live in conversation in Brisbane on Saturday 14 March 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday 18 December 2014 at 9.00am AEST, check our website for details. QAGOMA in association with QPAC presents ‘David Lynch: In Conversation’, in this exclusive to Brisbane event David Lynch will share insight into his…

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

Presented in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December is ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’, a program of contemporary film and video that reflects on AIDS cultural activism. ‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’ marks three decades of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS, and highlights the intersection of art and activism in film and video relating…

Louise Brooks: Prix de Beauté 1930

Augusto Genina’s Prix de Beauté (Beauty Prize) 1930 features the luminous Louise Brooks in her last major role. It tells the story of bored Parisian typist Lucienne, who enters a newspaper beauty contest as a lark only to find herself the winning contestant. Glamour and romance beckon, including a royal suitor, Lucienne is caught between…

A Place At The Table: Food On Film

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Harvest’, the Gallery’s major winter exhibition, the Australian Cinémathèque presents a free program ‘Harvest: Food on Film’. Included are some 40 features and documentaries, showcasing the production, consumption and presentation of food as a vivid motif in contemporary filmmaking across four strands: the dinner table, culture and tradition, food and…