Into the night: An interview with James Turrell

James Turrell’s Architectural Light series represents the artist’s smallest works in number, but the largest in terms of sheer physical size, and they adorn public and private buildings and structures around the world, including, of course, the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) Night Life 2018. In this interview, I spoke with James Turrell from the…

QAGOMA Foundation: Integral to the story of our Collection

As the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) celebrates 125 years since its establishment on 29 March 2020, we look at the role of the Foundation in sustaining a philanthropic community at QAGOMA that has been integral to the story of the Gallery’s Collection and the success of its exhibitions and other…

Music inspired by art

Throughout history, artists, musicians and performers have inspired each other. Artistic exchange can open up new ways of thinking, be an influential source of inspiration, or provide a spark that simply moves you, without explanation. Brisbane-based contemporary classical group Nonsemble composed three pieces for a series of pop-up performances at GOMA, inspired by the work…

James Turrell’s GOMA light installation

For more than half a century, international artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) has worked with light and space to create immersive and moving artworks that play with viewers’ perceptions. Turrell’s major light installation will illuminate the facade of GOMA in Brisbane from 7.00pm, then from dusk until 12 midnight daily. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines…