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Henri Matisse, Tulips and oysters on a black background 1943

Henri Matisse
Tulips and oysters on a black background (Tulipes et huîtres sur fond noir) 1943
Oil on canvas
60.5 x 73cm
Donation Picasso 1973–78
Collection: musée national Picasso, Paris
Photo RMN / © René-Gabriel Ojéda

Visitor information

Purchasing tickets

By phone
Book ahead and skip the queues! Phone QTIX on 136 246 (booking fees apply)

Book ahead and skip the queues! Visit www.qtix.com.au (booking fees apply)

In person
Tickets to 'Picasso & his collection' are available at a number of outlets:

  • QTIX box office at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre between 9.00am and 8.30pm, Monday to Saturday
  • any of the eight QTIX ticket outlets across south-east Queensland
  • Gallery of Modern Art ticket office from 9 June 2008 — Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Ticket prices

Adults: $20
Concessions and Gallery Members: $16
Children 13–17: $10
Children 12 and under: free
Family (1–2 adults and children 13–17): $50

Season tickets for multiple visits:
Adults: $60
Concession: $48

Up Late:
Tickets: $20
(includes exhibition entry)

Please note booking fees apply when booking through QTIX.

Exhibition and Gallery hours

During 'Picasso & his collection', the Gallery of Modern Art opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm

The exhibition closes at 5.00pm daily.

Up Late
Friday up late 5.00pm – 9.30pm Up Late (fees apply)
The exhibition closes at 9.15pm Friday during Up Late

'Picasso & his collection' has been organised by the musée national Picasso, Paris, in association with the Queensland Art Gallery and Art Exhibitions Australia.

Getting to the Gallery

For vehicle and public transport information, see visiting the Gallery

Visiting Brisbane

Brisbane in Winter

For everything you need to know about visiting Brisbane during winter 2008 — events, attractions, shopping, dining, and hotel deals — visit www.brisbaneinwinter.com.au

Accommodation Packages

The following Brisbane hotels are offering special ‘Picasso & his collection’ accommodation packages:

Hilton Brisbane

Experience deluxe accommodation, breakfast for two, and receive two adult tickets to ‘Picasso & his collection’ from just $260 per room, subject to availability. To book, telephone 1300 445 866 and quote package PR44UP. www.hilton.com/brisbaneoffers

Mantra City Hotels

For the ultimate in cultural escapism, Mantra is offering ‘Picasso & his collection’ packages at two stylish Brisbane city hotels within easy reach of the exhibition venue from $185. (Terms & conditions apply.) For more information, visit www.mantracityhotels.com.au/specials

Novotel Brisbane

Novotel Brisbane has created an accommodation package for the duration of the exclusive ‘Picasso & his collection’ exhibition. The Pablo Picasso package, priced from $209 per night, includes overnight accommodation for two people in the 4 1/2 star hotel, and tickets to the exhibition. Bookings can be made online at www.accorhotels.com.au/1749 or by calling +61 (7) 3309 3309.

Sofitel Brisbane

Experience ‘Picasso & his collection’ in five-star luxury with Sofitel Brisbane. Enjoy overnight, superior-room accommodation for two, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, tickets to `Picasso & his collection’ and 10% discount in the Exhibition Shop. From $265 per night*
* Subject to availability. Offer available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  Midweek rates from Monday to Thursday start from $355 per night. Available until 14 September 2008. For more information, visit www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au/leisure.html

Rydges South Bank

Spend a weekend with Picasso & his collection at Rydges South Bank.  Enjoy the Picasso Package from $254.00 including overnight accommodation, tickets to the Picasso & his collection exhibition and full buffet breakfast in Parklands Bar & Grill for two adults.  Conveniently, Rydges South Bank is just a short stroll from the Gallery of Modern Art.  For more information or to book visit www.rydges.com/southbank or telephone 1800 063 983 and quote Picasso Package.