Incense fragrances released daily under the Bodhi Tree during ‘Air’

Each morning as the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) opens at 10am during the ‘Air’ exhibition (until 23 April 2023), incense fragrances are released during a ceremonial offering under Lee Mingwei’s Bodhi Tree Project 2006 (illustrated). Katie Paterson ‘To Burn, Forest, Fire’ Wafts of incense transport us across the vastness of evolutionary time in Katie…

Anthony McCall makes air visible

While air is often invisible and elusive, Anthony McCall’s light installation Crossing 2016 draws viewers’ attention to the volume of air held within a space. This dramatic ‘solid light’ sculpture makes air visible through shafts of light intersecting with smoke haze. Those entering McCall’s expansive light installation at the Gallery of Modern Art are met…

Air: A journey through this invisible, ethereal & vital element

The Gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition ‘Air’ explores the cultural, ecological and political dimensions of this elemental substance with major works by more than thirty leading international and Australian artists including Carlos Amorales (Mexico), Dora Budor (Croatia), Tacita Dean (UK/Europe), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK), Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi, Australia), Anthony McCall (UK/USA), Ron Mueck (Australia/UK), Jamie North (Australia),…

Courage and Beauty: Symbolism

For over two decades, Brisbane collector and benefactor James C. Sourris AM has amassed an extraordinary collection of postwar and contemporary Australian art. ‘Courage and Beauty: The James C. Sourris AM Collection’ at the Gallery of Modern Art until 25 June 2023 demonstrates Sourris’s drive to acquire exceptional works of art — especially those that…