From the Director: A World View – now open at GOMA

It has been my distinct pleasure, as Director of this Gallery, to form a close working relationship with Tim Fairfax. It’s a delight to work with a benefactor so receptive to new ideas, but whose spirit of generosity is so well grounded. Never perturbed by the marvellous diversity of works we put forward, he leaves things to…

The sublime and cultural difference

‘Sublime: Contemporary Works from the Collection’ draws together culturally diverse points of contact with notions of the sublime through major works from QAGOMA’s Australian and international collections. Here, we trace some of the multiple historical and cultural narratives surrounding the sublime. In the last 30 years there has been sustained attention to concepts of the sublime in…

Sculpture is Everything

A brooding mass of 300 tyre tubes hovering like clouds; dance machines from the Torres Strait Islands; two giant red polar bears and a seal balancing a baby grand piano on its nose are among more than 130 sculptures that have transformed GOMA’s ground floor. ‘Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary works from the Collection‘ challenges understandings…