A picture of sustainability

Always aspiring to greener galleries, QAGOMA’s sustainability innovations are a priority across the organisation through waste and energy reduction targets. With a goal of carbon-neutral readiness, the Gallery’s environmental sustainability policy means your enjoyment of our Collection needn’t cost the earth. Recycling During National Recycling Week (held every year during the second week of November),…

1929 Wurlitzer brings silent films back to life

Hidden beneath the stage of the purpose-built Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), and only revealed for special screenings is our much loved 1929 Wurlitzer Style 260 Opus 2040 Pipe Organ. It is a rare opportunity to be able to view silent films on the big screen some hundred years since ‘talkies’…

The Golden Book of Gifts

Once upon a time… there was a Golden Book of Gifts… Imagine our surprise when The Wolfsonian–Florida International University Library in Miami Beach, Florida contacted the QAGOMA Research Library seeking information on the John Darnell Bequest and an item in their collection The Golden Book of Gifts. Delving into the Library archives revealed a strange…

Into the night: An interview with James Turrell

James Turrell’s Architectural Light series represents the artist’s smallest works in number, but the largest in terms of sheer physical size, and they adorn public and private buildings and structures around the world, including, of course, the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) Night Life 2018. In this interview, I spoke with James Turrell from the…

QAGOMA during COVID-19: Director’s update

What a strange and perilous and testing time we find ourselves in. Like art communities and institutions right across the world, QAGOMA has acclimatised to uncertainty as we grapple together with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being unanchored from our usual workplaces, schedules and habits of a lifetime is disquieting, but it has also…

QAGOMA Foundation: Integral to the story of our Collection

As the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) celebrates 125 years since its establishment on 29 March 2020, we look at the role of the Foundation in sustaining a philanthropic community at QAGOMA that has been integral to the story of the Gallery’s Collection and the success of its exhibitions and other…