Contemporary Queensland Captured at GOMA

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Liam O'Brien Australia QLD b. 1987 Domestication2014 High definition single channel video, 10 mins 15 sec, ed. of 5 Courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Taking over the Gallery of Modern Art, the exhibition will stimulate the mind and delight the senses, with recent works from 31 artists giving audiences a taste of current art being made across Queensland. This is the first in a series that will profile the innovations and achievements of leading Queensland visual artists.

GOMA Q has been curated at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) by Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, and Director Chris Saines, CNZM.

“Realised through extensive research and studio visits, GOMA Q captures a moment in time from our local art landscape. It is a chance for us to focus our attention on the art being created right across Queensland and refresh our relationships with local artists,” said Mr Saines.

GOMA Talks, the popular after-hours evening discussion program, returns during GOMA Q for discussion on Queensland’s past, present and future. Across two evenings, 20 and 27 August, the Gallery will partner with ABC Radio National for the free events hosted by Sarah Kanowski (Books and Arts) and Paul Barclay (Big Ideas).

Speakers include author Benjamin Law; Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Opera Queensland; and Brisbane-based artists Michael Zavros and Richard Bell.

The GOMA Talks experience is complemented by a bar and DJ set before each session, with the option to purchase a ‘Food for Thought’ package, including a glass of wine, light bite, and curatorial tour after the session.
The Gallery has published a 96-page illustrated catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition. The eye-catching publication profiles the latest innovations and achievements of the 31 artists featured in the exhibition, and includes a roundtable discussion with some of the state’s leading arts minds.

With the exhibition profiling more than 30 emerging, mid-career and senior artists working across the spectrum of themes and media, it will reflect the dynamic character of Queensland art today.

For more information and participating artists: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

GOMA Q
11 July – 11 October
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Bank, Brisbane

Image credit: Liam O'Brien Australia QLD b. 1987 Domestication2014 High definition single channel video, 10 mins 15 sec, ed. of 5 Courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney