Spend Mother’s Day with us


Here are five ways to spend Mother’s Day at QAGOMA –  everyone needs a little inspiration so we’ve rounded up our top suggestions on how to make your Mother’s Day celebration extra special when you visit us.

Menu by Josh Lopez, Executive Chef QAGOMA
Mother’s Day dessert, the ‘Roes and Rose’ amuse-bouche

1 | Surprise Mum with one of our special Mother’s Day lunch packages at GOMA designed by Executive Chef Josue Lopez.

Spoil your mum with a long lunch at the GOMA Restaurant which includes a four course menu with the option of matched wines. The GOMA Restaurant delivers a dining experience as contemporary and creative as the artwork which surrounds it, with a focus on local ingredients, we work with growers and suppliers to source produce at its peak, profile new ingredients and rediscover forgotten ones. View our menu, book online or call (07) 3842 9916.

Alternatively treat mum with a two-course lunch at the GOMA Cafe Bistro, uniquely situated under GOMA’s verandah overlooking Brisbane by the river. Our menu includes a glass of bubbles, your choice of one of three mains and a special Mother’s Day dessert designed just for mum. Book online or call (07) 3842 9715.

R. Godfrey Rivers, England/Australia 1858-1925 / Under the jacaranda 1903 / Oil on canvas / Purchased 1903

2 | Take a wander through our Australian art collection and re-visit Gallery favourites such as Under the jacaranda by Godfrey Rivers.

Did you know that the jacaranda tree in this painting is of Australian botanical significance as it was probably the first jacaranda tree to be grown in Australia. Native to South America, the species arrived in Brisbane in 1864 and probably many of the jacaranda trees in Brisbane are progeny of this original plant.

Walter Hill, the first Curator of the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, in his diary, noted that by 1875 he had given away approximately 50,000 seeds and cuttings. Of interest, this original tree remained in the Gardens until it was blown over by a storm in 1979.

Contemporary Australia: Optimism Up Late

3 | Give the gift that lasts a whole year, with a QAGOMA Membership your mum will join in an exciting and ever evolving range of events, after-hours viewing opportunities and savings when she visits, shops or dines.

New members also receive a free ticket to an upcoming ticketed exhibition or film program of your choice, plus an exclusive limited edition tote bag, so join mum up so she can experience the very best the Gallery has to offer.

GOMA Store Comme des Garçons‎ pocket

4 | Explore our extensive range of Mother’s Day gift suggestions, books, contemporary art merchandise, stunning jewellery, paper products, the Comme des Garçons pop up store and more at one of our three outlets – GOMA entrance, QAG Melbourne Street entrance, and the Artist and Writers Store at the Stanley Place entrance of QAG.

Our GOMA store specialises in books on today’s most exciting, challenging and influential contemporary artists and designers and stocks a selection of design objects, jewellery and contemporary art merchandise.

The QAG Store has a selection of the world’s finest publications on art and culture, specialising in history and design and also stocks a stunning range of jewellery by Australian and international designers as well as art merchandise.

We’re sure you will find that special something just for your mum.

Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra’s Club Anak

5 | Head to GOMA’s Children’s Art Centre to experience the interactive artworks, and hands-on multimedia activities created especially for families.

The space features four projects by artists UuDam Tran Nguyen, Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra, Angela Tiatia and Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyeva.

Get mum to create her own mythical character in Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra’s Club Anak and enter an immersive black-lit room to add her creation to our sculptural landscape… then she can say her art work is hanging in the Gallery. Take a picture and share it with the family on social.

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