Embodied Acts: Live and Alive

Embodied Acts is an exciting program of performances, events and actions taking place in and around the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) during ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’. Involving a diverse group of artists whose practices criss-cross between disciplines and interests, Embodied Acts foregrounds site-specific, performative and ephemeral forms of art. Each of the artists, in variously…

Modern Woman

For art to be truly modern, the French writer Charles Baudelaire urged in 1846, it must reflect its own time. By the second half of the nineteenth century, the artists featured in ‘Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris‘ turned away from traditional subjects and techniques that had dominated French…

Across Country

‘Across Country’ celebrates the vibrancy of contemporary Aboriginal art made across the country, particularly in the past five years. The exhibition highlights major acquisitions including some notable Jiman and Bagu. Fire-sticks and fire-stick-figures or fire-boards are among the most important objects from Aboriginal Australia as they provided fire and enabled people to hunt, cook, eat,…

A Tale To Tell

The telling of stories is important in Papua New Guinea. It is the way that knowledge is passed on, a time to relax, and an important means of connecting with others. This story is about the Gallery’s latest project — a tale that began in July 2011 when Michael O’Sullivan and myself, and guest co-curator…

Major PNG Commission Heads APT7 Line-Up

A large-scale commission was announced today heading the line-up for the Gallery’s flagship exhibition, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)’ which will celebrate its 20th anniversary when APT7 opens in December this year. The first project to be announced for APT7 includes major commissions by a group of Papua New Guinean (PNG) artists…

Manga Boy meets Anime Girl

Welcome, sit back and enjoy 30 minutes of pure escapism! Relive the video highlights from our recent Cosplay competition. Presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s ‘Drawn to Screen: Graphic Novels, Comics and Serials‘ film program, Cosplay celebrates the art of ‘costume play’ and those dedicated practitioners who work tirelessly to transform themselves into their favourite…