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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.

View current Cinema Program flipbook

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds

14 March – 7 June 2015 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | Tickets on sale December 2014
Alongside his esteemed career as a filmmaker, David Lynch has worked as a visual artist for 50 years, producing 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 practice as a artist, filmmaker and musician.... Read more

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

26 November – 1 December 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’ reflects on three decades of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS and highlights the intersection of art and activism in film and video in relation to the epidemic.... Read more

Brought to Light: The Light of Women

Brought to Light: The Light of Women

31 January 2015 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
As part of the Australian Cinémathèque's ongoing commitment to presenting new film discoveries, restorations and lesser-known classics, don’t miss the unique opportunity to see Nuxing Zhi Guang (The Light of Women) 1937.... Read more

Myths And Legends

Myths And Legends

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

Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl

3.00pm Saturday 13 December 2014 | FREE
Join Hito Steyerl for a lecture performance to coincide with her visit to Brisbane for ‘Hito Steyerl: Too Much World’ at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (13 December 2014 – 22 March 2015). Berlin-based Hito Steyerl is internationally recognised for her film, video work and critical writing addressing the creation, transmission and consumption of images.... Read more