The world comes to QAGOMA

  Last Saturday evening, in the midst of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane and sweltering November temperatures, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art  was honoured to host the world leaders, their spouses and their entourages, as well as many other distinguished guests at functions across both QAG and GOMA. In addition…

David Lynch exclusive for Brisbane

In an Australian first, an exhibition of the art and cinema of David Lynch will be presented at GOMA from 14 March 2015. ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ is an exclusive to Brisbane 50-year retrospective that considers the artist’s practice across all media. The Gallery was working directly with the renowned American artist, best known…

Behind the costume: Lady Gaga

When Mother Monster steps out into the world, she does so with style… Lady Gaga was famously photographed by Nick Knight for Vanity Fair in 2010 wearing this body suit Protean from the ‘Skin Series’ 2007, made of black nylon/ polyurethane seamless knit, welded with crystals and designed by Tamae Hirokawa for the Somarta label…

Henri Rivière: Thirty-six views of the Eiffel Tower

The Gallery’s edition of 36 lithographs by printmaker, amateur photographer and shadow play theatre designer Henri Riviere (1864–1951), combine the influence of Japanese art in Europe in the late nineteenth century with the impact of the Eiffel Tower on the city of Paris. Modelled on Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s (1760–1849) woodblock prints titled ‘Thirty‑six views…

From the Director: ‘Transparent’ on tour

‘Transparent’, the first exhibition to comprehensively survey QAGOMA’s holdings of watercolours inspired by and painted in Queensland, is full of beautifully translucent and often intimately observed works. Having shown at QAG from March to July this year, it’s now heading to a dozen regional Queensland galleries through September 2016. The works in this unique timeline…

Japanese fashion: Classic, elegant and outrageous

‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 1 November 2014 – 15 February 2015 explored the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present. This was a rare opportunity to view over 100 unique garments drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto…