Melting into Air – Five unmissable films

Presented in conjunction with the Gallery of Modern Art’s blockbuster ‘Air’ exhibition, ‘Melting into Air’ (26 November 2022 – 23 April 2023) is the new, free cinema program at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA. It explores screen depictions of this essential element from over the past century, showcasing hidden mysteries within deep fogs, the sublime potential…

Incense fragrances released daily under the Bodhi Tree during ‘Air’

Each morning as the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) opens at 10am during the ‘Air’ exhibition (until 23 April 2023), incense fragrances are released during a ceremonial offering under Lee Mingwei’s Bodhi Tree Project 2006 (illustrated). Katie Paterson ‘To Burn, Forest, Fire’ Wafts of incense transport us across the vastness of evolutionary time in Katie…

Anthony McCall makes air visible

While air is often invisible and elusive, Anthony McCall’s light installation Crossing 2016 draws viewers’ attention to the volume of air held within a space. This dramatic ‘solid light’ sculpture makes air visible through shafts of light intersecting with smoke haze. Those entering McCall’s expansive light installation at the Gallery of Modern Art are met…

Air: A journey through this invisible, ethereal & vital element

The Gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition ‘Air’ explores the cultural, ecological and political dimensions of this elemental substance with major works by more than thirty leading international and Australian artists including Carlos Amorales (Mexico), Dora Budor (Croatia), Tacita Dean (UK/Europe), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK), Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi, Australia), Anthony McCall (UK/USA), Ron Mueck (Australia/UK), Jamie North (Australia),…

Jonathan Jones creates spectacular installations

Jonathan Jones’s untitled (giran) 2018 is reminiscent of a map of intersecting wind currents, evoking birds in flight; and knowledge, change and new ideas circling above our heads. Understanding wind is an important part of understanding country. Winds bring change, knowledge and new ideas to those prepared to listen. Jonathan Jones Jones works across a…