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Peopled: Contemporary Art from the Collection


Julian Opie | United Kingdom b.1958 | People walking. Coloured 2008 | Light-emitting-diode (LED) (Barco), wall mounted ed. of 1 | 323.2 x 148.4 x 25.8cm | Purchased 2009 with funds from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

13 June – 25 October 2009  Galleries 3.3 & 3.4, GoMA

‘Peopled: Contemporary Art from the Collection’ brings together a number of recent acquisitions as centrepieces for a display that considers artists’ and audience’s enduring fascination with the human form. People depicted in art appear in a variety of public and private social contexts, attesting to contemporary artists’ rumination on representations of our own kind. In 'Peopled', the human figure features in paintings, videos and installations, including Ron Mueck’s monumental sculpture In bed 2005, Beat Streuli’s video record of New Yorkers transiting their crowded city, and David Griggs’s extraordinary circus tent, painted in the Philippines.

Hearing Impaired Tour

10.00am Friday 16 October 2009
A volunteer guided tour of ‘Peopled: Contemporary Art from the Collection’ for hearing-impaired visitors.  Assistive listening devices are available.  As the number of devices is limited, bookings are essential.

To book, please call the Education Bookings Office on (07) 3840 7255 between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday or email schoolbookings@qag.qld.gov.au

Auslan Tour

3.00pm Sunday 25 October 2009
An Auslan-interpreted tour of ‘Peopled: Contemporary Art from the Collection’ for Deaf visitors.  Meet your volunteer guide at the information desk, GoMA.