Enhance your connection to the Gallery

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Kaiadilt people, Australia 1924-2015 / Dibirdibi Country 2008 / Synthetic polymer paint on linen / Purchased 2008 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser, AM, and Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © Mrs Gabori 2008. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2016

Enhance your connection to the Gallery and become a QAGOMA Member to enjoy our seasonal offering of talks, lectures, orientation events and activities for new and young members. Members experience the very best the Gallery has to offer and here are some of the programs coming up.

Thursday Monthly Lunch and Lecture Series

Discover more about the Gallery’s  exhibitions and displays at our illustrated lectures, followed by a sit-down lunch at the award-winning GOMA Restaurant, where 2016 Citi Chef of the Year, Executive Chef Josue Lopez, designs a new menu each month. Read more

A special opening weekend performance featured Kanak choreographers and dancers Richard Digoué and Simane Wénéthem, accompanied by musician Tio Massing and Yumi Danis (We Dance) co-curator Marcel Meltherorong

‘APT8’ In Focus: Part 4 Lunch and Lecture | To conclude our in-depth series exploring some of the conceptual threads emerging from ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8), Reuben Keehan, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, will provide insights into the human body, language and vernacular expression through performance, figuration, abstraction and installation in APT8. We’ll cover recent explorations of critical potential of the body, speech and gesture as points of engagement with the world in the context of a history of practice in the Asia Pacific, with reference to work in earlier APT exhibitions | Thursday 17 March

‘Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid – Land Of All’ Lunch and Lecture | Join Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, for an overview of this exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, a senior Kaiadilt woman artist from Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. The exhibition illustrates the development of her practice, including early paintings, abstract works, her large collaborative works with other Kaiadilt women, collaborative works painted with her daughters, and her almost monochromatic recent paintings and works on paper. The artist’s depictions of the land she and her late husband loved are abstract in nature, but retain representational elements that map traditional country and cultural identity, represented in these monumental paintings | Thursday 28 April

Cindy Sherman, United States b.1954 / Untitled #462 2007-08 / Colour photograph mounted on aluminium / Purchased 2011 with funds from Tim Fairfax, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

‘Cindy Sherman’ Lunch and Lecture | Cindy Sherman is a renowned chameleon, her own image forms the basis of an astonishing gallery of character studies. Sherman is widely recognised as the most significant and influential artist to have emerged from the ‘Pictures’ generation in New York in the late 1970s. In advance of the opening join Ellie Buttrose, Assistant Curator, International Contemporary Art for an illustrated lecture that will provide insights into the artist’s transition from film to digital photography, and using digital software to manipulate and embellish her work. ‘Cindy Sherman’ opens on Saturday 28 May at GOMA, also join us at the Members afternoon viewing on Friday 27 May or over the opening weekend | Thursday 19 May

Orientation Programs

Learn more about the Gallery and your membership, and meet like-minded people at these informal events.

Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Open Modular Cubes (Small), Expanded 958 Times 2015 currently installed in ‘The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) at the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall

New Members orientation | This season, we invite our newest Members — as well as existing Members wanting a refresher — to meet other Members and find out more about the Gallery, its facilities and all that membership has to offer. Enjoy tea and coffee in the Members Lounge before an informal tour of QAG and GOMA | Tuesday 5 AprilSaturday 30 April.

A viewing of artist sketchbooks in the QAGOMA Research Library Collection

Learn to use your art library! | Located in GOMA, our Research Library boasts over 43 000 books and exhibition catalogues, and close to 250 current journal titles, with a focus on supporting the Gallery’s Collection, exhibitions and displays, it is also home to the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art. The general collection is available between 10am and 5pm, Tuesday to Friday so to help Members discover how to make the most of this wonderful art resource, our Library team invite you to book into an orientation tour designed to introduce our extensive collections | Tuesday 5 April and Tuesday 17 May.

Young Members

Explore and create through fun and interactive tours, workshops and events for Members aged 4–12 years.

Children’s Art Centre Activity Trial | Young Members and their friends are invited to help us shape upcoming Children’s Art Centre exhibitions as we trial interactive artist activities. Join Children’s Art Centre staff for an exclusive activity trial | Friday 1 April

One of our young visitors engaging with APT8 Kids

APT8 Kids Morning Viewing | Take advantage of this early morning viewing opportunity during the school holidays and experience the interactive artworks, hands-on and multimedia activities created by exhibiting APT8 artists | Wednesday 6 April

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)
is the Gallery’s flagship exhibition focused on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

Exhibition Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia