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Current Exhibitions

Harvest

Harvest

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

Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds

Ah Xian: Heavy Wounds

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

Trace: Performance and its Documents

Trace: Performance and its Documents

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

Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits

Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits

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

Hiraki Sawa: O

Hiraki Sawa: O

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

Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky

Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky

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

Hanga: Modern Japanese prints

Hanga: Modern Japanese prints

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

Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection

Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection

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

Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations

Terrain: Indigenous Australian Objects and Representations

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

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989

6 September 2014 – 20 September 2015 | GOMA
‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ surveys the art of Heisei, the current era in the Japanese imperial calendar, through the presentation of around 100 works by over 40 contemporary Japanese artists. Read more