2017: Record number of visitors welcomed at QAGOMA

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has set a new record for visitor numbers in 2017 with an attendance of more than 2.17 million. Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the result was an outstanding achievement for Queensland’s flagship art gallery, exceeding its previous calendar-year record of 1.8 million in 2010. Last…

Gerhard Richter and Sonic Youth partner on Daydream Nation

Gerhard Richter’s Two candles (499-4) 1982 currently on show in ‘The Life of Images‘ belongs to a series of vanitas-inspired images that were a focus for Richter in the early 1980s. The vanitas tradition and the closely related concept of memento mori, at their height in the seventeenth century, used symbolic objects to remind the viewer…

Gerhard Richter, 1970 © Gerhard Richter 2017 (23082017)

Five things to know about Gerhard Richter

For Gerhard Richter, history, painting and photography are intimately linked. We therefore asked David Burnett, Curator, International Art, QAGOMA to list five things that help understand one of the world’s leading and most influential living artists. See ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before it must close on 4 February 2018.…

2017: That’s a wrap!

2017 has been a huge year for both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). This can be attributed to GOMA’s tenth anniversary program beginning the year, our Family Festival during ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’, and ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’. We can also look forward to strong attendances…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Orchid (848-9) 1997

Five reasons to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The life of images’

For more than fifty years, German artist Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. Here we have listed 5 reasons for you to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ currently on show at GOMA. Five reasons to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The life of images’ 1. To be…

Immerse yourself in Gerhard Richter’s life of images

These featured videos were recorded during QAGOMA’s exhibition lecture series and opening weekend Symposium. Hear from experts and curators as they highlight aspects of German artist Gerhard Richter’s practice. Visit the ‘The Life of Images’ website to find related events within our ongoing program. Over more than half a century, Richter has demonstrated a remarkable command…