2014: GOMA turns 10 countdown

In 2014, as part of a major season of Japanese art, cinema and design, the Gallery presented ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ (1 November 2014 – 15 February 2015) and ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ (6 September 2014 – 20 September 2015). ‘We can make another future’ surveyed the art…

Let’s ROCK! An interview with Shonen Knife

Since 2008, QAGOMA has worked with Brisbane-based music manager Paul Curtis to co-curate the music program for the Gallery’s Up Late series — a unique way to experience our major exhibitions after hours, with live music, talks and themed dining. We asked Paul to introduce one of the bands for ‘Future Beauty’ Up Late, internationally…

Designing ‘Future Beauty’

In this glimpse behind the scenes, we explain the inspirations that underpin the creative realisation for the exhibition ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’, from the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. The ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition is a celebration of simplicity, designed to showcase the garments on display. The result is a landscape of…

Behind the costume: Lady Gaga

When Mother Monster steps out into the world, she does so with style… Lady Gaga was famously photographed by Nick Knight for Vanity Fair in 2010 wearing this body suit Protean from the ‘Skin Series’ 2007, made of black nylon/ polyurethane seamless knit, welded with crystals and designed by Tamae Hirokawa for the Somarta label…

Japanese fashion: Classic, elegant and outrageous

‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 1 November 2014 – 15 February 2015 explored the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present. This was a rare opportunity to view over 100 unique garments drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto…