Fairy Tales: Transformation & enchantment

Transformation is an essential element in the fairy tale tradition. A change of appearance (a frog becoming a prince) can signal or conceal a character’s true identity. Temporary illusions (a pumpkin turning into a carriage) and changes in financial or social standing (a servant becoming a princess) allow characters to experience other realms. While some…

Fairy Tales: Classic tales retold

Secular, fluid and simple in form, classic fairy tales involve characters defined by their social roles (woodcutter, stepmother, queen) or appearance (‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Snow White’, ‘Beauty, the Beast’). These foundations provide a scaffold for storytellers to adapt the tales for their own audiences. Buy Tickets to ‘Fairy Tales’ Until 28 April 2024 Gallery…

Fairy Tales: Into the Woods

The ‘Fairy Tales‘ exhibition celebrates classic tales of enchantment, transformation and caution, together with contemporary retellings by creative storytellers, who remix and remake these treasured narratives. ‘Fairy Tales‘ explores how these stories have held our collective fascination for centuries, and how, in the hands of artists, designers and filmmakers, they offer insights into our contemporary…

Fairy Tales: Remixed & Remade

The ‘Fairy Tales’ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 April 2024 assembles the work of contemporary artists, designers and filmmakers who interrogate the fairy tale through an expansive range of media. Buy Tickets to ‘Fairy Tales’ Until 28 April 2024 Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Works of sculpture, installation, painting, photography,…

Fairy Tale intrigue abounds in snow globes

The ‘Fairy Tales’ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 April 2024 brings together a selection of 15 works from contemporary American and Spanish artists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz’s ongoing ‘Travelers’ series of snow globes, acquired for the Collection with the generous support of Tim Fairfax AC, each of which presents…

Fairy Tales: Cinematic enchantments

The free film program — ‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ — accompanying the ticketed ‘Fairy Tales‘ exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 April 2024 examines how cinema shapes our understanding of fairy tales, and how their structure in turn changes how cinema tells stories. Curator Sophie Hopmeier picks five…