Current & Upcoming
The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, at GoMA, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.
Facilities include two cinemas, with more than 300 seats combined. The smaller cinema features retractable seating to allow for multimedia performances and events. There is also a dedicated media gallery for screen-related exhibitions, and facilities for video production.
Significant international, Asian, Pacific, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists are represented in the Gallery’s film and moving-image collection. Other collection development areas include video art that responds to the specific history and genres of cinema; animation, especially from Asia; and conceptual art and its legacy through performance.
The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an organisation of the world’s leading film archives dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of film.
14 March - 7 June 2015 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA
Alongside his esteemed career as a filmmaker, David Lynch has worked as a visual artist for 50 years to produce an extensive body of paintings, photography and works on paper. 'David Lynch: Between Two Worlds' is a rare opportunity to consider Lynch's entire creative vision and the relationships between his visual art practice and filmmaking... Read more
9 January – 8 March 2015 | TICKETED
Celebrating the world of heroic deeds, epic journeys and sacred stories, ‘Myths and Legends’ considers depictions of these two cinematic genres and the insights they provide into the mysteries and wonders of our existence.... Read more
24 April – 15 May 2015 | FREE
Harun Farocki (1944–2014) remains one of the most commanding and distinctive voices of our time. He directed more than 120 films, documentaries and video installations that sought to interrogate the politics of imagery...... Read more
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May 2015 | FREE
Considered a masterpiece of Greek silent cinema, adapting the ancient pastoral romance by Longus using an avant-garde approach, Daphnis and Chloe 1931 follows the burgeoning romance of two abandoned babies raised by sheepherders in the meadows of the Greek island of Lesbos. ... Read more