The Gallery aims to present a diverse range of exhibitions and Collection displays of local, national and international artists across both buildings.
In addition to presenting exclusive international blockbuster exhibitions, the Gallery has two flagship triennials. The ‘Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ is the only major series of exhibitions in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific. A more recent initiative of the Gallery is ‘Contemporary Australia’ which is a national triennial series of thematic contemporary Australian art.
The Gallery also presents travelling exhibitions to regional and remote centres of the state to ensue that all Queenslanders have access to the Collection.
28 June – 21 September 2014 | GOMA | Free
‘Harvest’ explores the production, consumption and symbolism of food. It takes as a point of departure colonial legacies and globalisation, labour and consumption in relation to the food industry. Read more
29 March – 28 September 2014 | Watermall, QAG | Free
This exhibition presents an important suite of early paintings by Chinese-born Australian artist Ah Xian, best known for his sculptural busts in porcelain, lacquer and bronze. Generously gifted to the Gallery by the artist and other donors, the works in this display largely draw on the iconography of socialist realist first aid posters issued during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) to convey experiences of trauma and the process of healing. Read more
22 February - 6 October 2014 | GOMA | Free
This exhibition looks at varying forms of performativity — feats of endurance, repetitive actions, shamanistic rituals and vaudevillian acts. Spanning an array of cultural contexts, the works in ‘Trace’ range from the sublime to the out-and-out funny. Read more
Until 2 November 2014 | Children’s Art Centre, GOMA | Free
Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman shares her interests in the relationships between pattern, people and architecture with young visitors through the immersive exhibition ‘Pattern Bandits’. Read more
19 July 2014 – 15 February 2015 | GOMA | Free
Hiraki Sawa’s video works are subtle reflections on ideas of time and motion, travel and dislocation. O 2009 is a beautiful and thought-provoking video and sound installation Read more
30 August 2014 – 1 March 2015 | QAG | Free
Beginning with her earliest colour field abstracts of the 1960s, ‘Out of a clear blue sky’ searches through Staunton’s whole career for preludes and connections to her return to painting Read more
16 August 2014 – 8 March 2015 | QAG | Free
‘Hanga: Modern Japanese prints’ features works by some of the leading Japanese printmakers. This exhibition showcases over sixty works from the Gallery’s collection of Japanese prints created after 1950. Read more
30 August 2014 – 24 May 2015 | QAG | Free
‘Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection’ features artists that create effects of wonder and uncertainty by engaging with sacred architectures, sublime geometries and the power of the natural world. Read more
10 May 2014 – 6 September 2015 | GOMA | Free
The land and its natural features can wield powerful aesthetic and cultural influences on Australia’s Indigenous artists. ‘Terrain’ explores these relationships through the colours, textures, lines and forms of their works in the Gallery’s Collection. Read more
QAG | Free
The Australian galleries are arranged in chronological order, but they reveal the multiple, and often contradictory, stories characterising the history of Australian art.
Key works from the International Collection are included in a newly contextualised display.
The Asian Collection provides opportunities to explore key themes and influences in the arts of Asia while drawing attention to the intersecting cultural histories in the region. Read more