Artist tees

To commemorate GOMA’s fifth birthday the Gallery Store has produced a range of limited edition t-shirts by three of Australia’s leading artists. Artistic, stylish, provocative, and just downright stunning, these tees represent the coolest way to dress this summer and beyond. Wearing one will guarantee… you will be the envy of all your friends with…

Before the first dot.. Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’

The current installation of Yayoi Kusama’s popular interactive children’s project has taken the work to a new scale, filling our Children’s Art Centre at GOMA. This space has been transformed into a series of domestic—style rooms, reminiscent of the average Australian home, filled with furniture and objects painted entirely white. This functions as a blank…

Cuzin on Matisse

Today I visited ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ to look at the interventions of Christophe Cuzin. A contemporary French artist who was brought on board when the Gallery first started thinking about the design of the Matisse exhibition, Cuzin was invited to work with the exhibition’s designers to conceptualise a colour palette for the gallery spaces and…

Emily Floyd’s ‘Steiner rainbow’ 2006

Just about everyone in Brisbane must have heard that we recently celebrated GOMA’s 5th Birthday on Friday 2nd December 2011! Melbourne sculptor Emily Floyd has very generously gifted to the Gallery the perfect birthday present for a youngster like GOMA — her Steiner rainbow 2006. Part of the weekend celebrations were a series of talks…

The book as art

In an age when an increasing number of people are consuming books and texts electronically via screens, the book as object has come to occupy a unique role. The particularly twentieth—century phenomenon of high—end book production by publishers such as Ambroise Vollard, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Albert Skira and Tériade (Stratis Eleftheriades) is broadly known as the…

Freecycles

In a world where almost anything imaginable can be produced, it is challenging to find products which combine a great design aesthetic with sustainable production. While plenty of plastic products seem a great idea at the time, how many of us stop to consider what will happen to those items in time when the enthusiasm…