The Wild West

The popularity of the Western film is the focus of a new program showing at GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque this spring. Saddling up on 11 September and riding through until mid November, ‘The Western’ looks back at the genre’s early roots in silent cinema and modern day interpretations, and features works by celebrated directors including John…

Daniel Crooks slices time at GOMA

Melbourne-based artist Daniel Crooks explores the elasticity of time and space through his ‘time slice’ projects which isolate and offset small slices of video footage to create mesmerising studies of people and the world. More recently, his work has extruded into the third dimension, with the use of time as a physical medium. ‘Daniel Crooks:…

‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’ opens at GOMA

The 50-year career of one of Australia’s most important conceptual artists will be celebrated with the major survey ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’, opening at GOMA from 25 July to 18 October 2015. Deceptively simple black and white paintings defined by the limits of the artist’s outstretched arm and paintings based on the language of…

Wander under the stars and meet some iconic Australian drovers

Young gallery visitors can journey into outback Australia, experiencing life under the Southern Cross when the Gallery opens its new exhibition for children in time for the school holidays. Developed in close collaboration with one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, ‘Robert MacPherson: Swags and Swamp Rats’will run from 27 June – 5 October 2015. Robert MacPherson’s…

GOMA presents ‘Cult Japan’ film program

Japanese film will make a long-awaited return to the Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) when ‘Cult Japan’ opens next month. Tickets are now on sale for the eight-week film program running from 3 July to 2 September 2015. Featuring atomic monsters, cool assassins, geishas and gargantuas, ‘Cult Japan’ celebrates some of the most…

Photos of a nation evolving on display at QAG

The history of Australian photography will be celebrated when the Gallery plays hosts to ‘The Photograph and Australia’, the largest exhibition of its type since 1988, from 4 July to 11 October 2015. QAGOMA Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, Maud Page said that as the Gallery was the only venue to host the exhibition outside…