5 Women artists with a connection to water

From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, our current exhibition ‘Water‘ highlights this precious resource. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we focus on five women artists who reflect on the cultural traditions of water, consider our reliance on water, and examine the environmental and social challenges faced by the world…

The Motorcycle: Object of desire

‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’, our world-exclusive exhibition, only in Brisbane, opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 28 November 2020 to 26 April 2021. ‘The Motorcycle’ will feature the most iconic, innovative and influential motorcycles created over the last 150 years. From The Great Escape, and Easy Rider to Arnold Schwarzenegger in…

Loma Lautour: A rebellious spirit

Known for her versatility as an artist, her work ethic and her unconventional lifestyle, Loma Lautour is an eccentric and engaging personality in Australian art history. Living a bohemian existence in Sydney’s artist community during the 1920s and 30s, she established herself as a talented sculptor, jeweller, modeller, printmaker and craft-worker. Loma Kyle Turnbull was…

Beyond Eco-Anxiety

Our current exhibition ‘Water’ highlights a precious resource that sustains all forms of life on our planet, and sparks conversations about the role we play in the environment and the social challenges we face today. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change, you’re not alone! Watch GOMA Talks Beyond Eco-Anxiety which examines…

Time-lapse: Watch Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Riverbed’ come to life

Olafur Eliasson’s commanding and interactive Riverbed 2014 is currently on view in the ‘Water‘ exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The small stream that weaves through a landscape of water-rounded stones offers audiences a chance to explore, play, and ponder its existence. This interior-environment is out of place, without vegetation, birds or other…

Japonisme: Japanese aesthetics in France

The influence of Japanese aesthetics in France during the nineteenth century proved pivotal to a number of modern art movements.  To celebrate the artistic intersections between France and Japan, the Gallery presents screens and decorative ware alongside impressionist landscapes and modern works. Coined in 1872 to describe the influence of Japanese art on European artists…