Josue Lopez, QAGOMA’s Executive Chef and Members, enjoying an after-hours degustation event / QAGOMA Photography
Members enjoying a wine master class. / QAGOMA Photography
Members at a private breakfast in the GOMA Restaurant / Photograph: Brad Wagner
Members participating in an exclusive after-hours exhibition tour from Curator Ellie Buttrose / QAGOMA Photography
Saturday 29 November | 4.30-6.30pm | GOMA Restaurant
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon appreciating the art of matching food and wine as you are guided through six pairings inspired by the seasonal GOMA Restaurant menu. Hear more about the winemaking process and learn some of the secrets of good food from Executive Chef Josue Lopez.
Bookings required / $60 Members / $75 Members' guests / Includes six courses of food and wine pairings and a take-home booklet of wine-tasting notes. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 24 November
'FUTURE BEAUTY' MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday 14 December | 6.00–8.30pm | GOMA
Join us for the highlight of the Members social calendar and celebrate the year that was. Set in the heart of the newly opened ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibition, we invite you to experience the unique harmonies created by a live performance from Koto and guitar duo Gen 絃 (Phill Wilson and Takako Haggarty Nishibori). Enjoy a themed menu prepared by Executive Chef Josue Lopez, and refreshments by the Gallery's wine and sparkling partner, Yering Station. This event is a Members exclusive and not to be missed!
Bookings required by Monday 9 December / $65 Members / $80 Members’ guests / $58 per head for groups of six or more / Includes exhibition entry, entertainment and a two-hour food and drink package / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 9 December
Premium Members receive two free tickets to the Christmas Party - read more.
MEET THE ARTIST: FASHION ILLUSTRATOR KERRIE HESS
Sunday 18 January | 5.00pm | GOMA
Artist Kerrie Hess has worked for some of the most recognised fashion brands in the world, including Collette Dinnigan, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. As part of ‘Future Beauty’ Members are invited to an after-hours meet the artist evening. Enjoy a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling in the heart of the exhibition space as Kerrie discusses her work as an artist, partnerships with major fashion brands, and the intricacies of fashion illustration. On display will be some one-off, Japanese-inspired prints drawn by Kerrie especially for this event.
Bookings required / $25 Members / $35 non-Members / Includes a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling on arrival / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 10 January
TALKING JAPANESE FASHION: AFTER-HOURS DISCUSSION TOUR
Wednesday 4 February | 5.00pm | GOMA
Join us for an after-hours walking tour through the exquisite ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition, with our guest host, local independent researcher, writer, lecturer and Japanese fashion aficionado Ben Byrne. Having worked as a researcher and picture editor on Bonnie English’s seminal book Japanese Fashion Designers: The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo (2011), this is a not-to-be-missed event in your summer social schedule.
Bookings required / $25 Members / $35 Non-Members / Includes a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling on arrival / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 23 January
MEMBERS VALENTINE'S DAY RIVERSIDE BRUNCH
Saturday 14 February | 9.45–11.00am | GOMA Cafe Bistro
Start Saturday with an exquisite brunch at one of Brisbane’s best riverside dining venues on the final weekend of ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’. Enjoy Executive Chef Josue Lopez’s specially designed two-course menu with a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling, fresh juice and tea or coffee. After brunch, escape the summer heat and enjoy a film in the GOMA Cinemas, or talk a stroll through QAG and GOMA.