New Zealand artist’s new works promise to surprise at GOMA

A two-storey family home containing a large polished stainless steel sculpture of a prominent historical figure and a super-sized wall built of scaled-up coloured Cuisenaire rods are among the new works to be unveiled in the first major solo exhibition of renowned New Zealand contemporary artist, Michael Parekowhai. ‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’, which spans…

Designing ‘Future Beauty’

In this glimpse behind the scenes, we explain the inspirations that underpin the creative realisation for the exhibition ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’, from the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. The ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition is a celebration of simplicity, designed to showcase the garments on display. The result is a landscape of…

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…

QAGOMA honours Richard W.L. Austin AO, OBE

Last month, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) awarded former Chair of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees Richard (Dick) Austin AO, OBE (1919–2000) with the inaugural QAGOMA Gallery Medal. The medal recognises Austin’s incredible vision, energy and leadership that even now continue to guide the Gallery towards Asia and the Pacific…

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…

Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room 2002–present is an interactive work initially developed by Kusama in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery as a children’s project for ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ in 2022. The obliteration room consists of a domestic environment recreated in the gallery space, complete with locally sourced furniture…