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Current Exhibitions

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth

Until 11 May 2014 | GOMA | Ticketed
This major solo exhibition, spanning the ground floor galleries of GOMA, presents major, large scale installations by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Read more

Creative Generation Excellence Awards In Visual Art

Creative Generation Excellence Awards In Visual Art

5 April – 22 June 2013 | GOMA | Free admission
This annual exhibition showcases the outstanding achievements of senior visual art students from schools throughout Queensland. Read more

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Until 20 July 2014 | QAG | Free admission
‘Transparent’ explores the breadth and diversity of watercolours held in the Gallery’s Collection. It demonstrates the medium’s important role in Queensland’s visual history from its earliest colonial beginnings. Read more

Richard Long: Ring of Stones

Richard Long: Ring of Stones

Until 20 July 2014 | QAG | Free admission
Ring of Stones is an example of the Richard Long's ongoing involvement with the landscape, evoking the natural cycles, rhythms, and the silent vastness of wilderness. By installing works in galleries, the artist compresses the sense of isolation, distance, and time which frames the works in situ. Read more

Yirrkala Drawings

Yirrkala Drawings

12 April – 13 July 2014 Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) Free admission
In 1947, 365 vibrant crayon drawings were produced by senior leaders of the Yirrkala community in north-eastern Arnhem Land while working with anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt. They are stunning in their visual impact and an unrivalled documentation of Yolngu knowledge and law. More than 80 of these drawings feature in this exhibition, which has been created by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in collaboration with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre, Yirrkala, and the Berndt Museum at the University of Western Australia, Perth. Read more

Trace: Performance and its Documents

Trace: Performance and its Documents

Until 27 July 2014 | GOMA | Free Admission
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

Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection

Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection

Until 3 August 2014 | GOMA | Free admission
The exhibition, 'Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection' draws on major original artworks, installations and multiples (numbered editions) from the Gallery’s Collection, which address crossovers between popular culture, music, sound and visual art. Read more

Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds

Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds

Until 3 August 2014 | Watermall, QAG | Free admission
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

Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty

Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty

Until 10 August 2014 | Glencore Queensland Artists’ Gallery, QAG | Free admission
Sam Fullbrook was one of the Australia’s finest painters in the period after World War Two. The Gallery holds a significant group of works by Fullbrook and will build on these by borrowing from public and private collections, especially local collections, to mount this exhibition — the first since 1995 to offer a considered perspective on Fullbrook’s work. Read more

Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits

Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits

Until 2 November 2014 | Children’s Art Centre, GOMA | Free admission
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

Glass from the Collection

Glass from the Collection

QAG | Free admission
In this diverse selection of works, we can appreciate the magical qualities of glass still apparent in the play of light: transmitted, reflected and refracted. Read more

Collection Displays

Collection Displays

QAG | Free admission
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