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Special Events

Alfonso

Alfonso 2014 by Brisbane Author Félix Calvino.

Alejandro Cancino

Meet Alejandro Cancino of Urbane, Brisbane, at our special Brisbane Chefs’ Dinner:Cooking the Book in September / QAGOMA Photography

Ben Williamson

Meet Ben Williamson of Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane, at our special Brisbane Chefs’ Dinner:Cooking the Book in September / QAGOMA Photography

SPECIAL BOOK CLUB EVENT WITH TONY BIRCH, AUTHOR OF THE PROMISE (2014)

Saturday 6 September | 10.30am-11.30am | GOMA
In partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival (3-7 September), we are delighted to invite you to attend a discussion and morning tea with Australia author Tony Birch, as he shares insights into his new book, The Promise (our September Book Club title) as well as his writing practise more broadly.   Having published widely in the areas of short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, Birch has also worked as a writer and curator in collaboration with photographers, film-makers and artists. He has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Urban cultures and histories.

Bookings required / $15 Members / $20 Members' guests / Includes light refreshments / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 5 September

OPENING WEEKEND BREAKFASTS

'Madonna Staunton' and 'Future Beauty' | 30 August and 1 November | 9.45am-12.30pm | GOMA Restaurant
Take advantage of exclusive access to GOMA Restaurant on the opening weekend 'Madonna Staunton' on Saturday 30 August and 'Future Beauty' on Saturday 1 November. Enjoy Executive Chef Josue Lopez's specially designed two-course menu with a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling, fresh juice and tea or coffee, and then join in the days' events to celebrate the opening of these exhibitions.

Bookings required / $45 Members / $60 Members' guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 20 June and 1 August

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 23 August | 4.30pm–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 8 August

BRISBANE CHEFS' DINNER: COOKING THE BOOK

Wednesday 3 September | 5.00pm–9.30pm
GOMA Restaurant

Experience the exhibition after hours before converging at GOMA restaurant for a unique dining event. Joining Executive Chef Josue Lopez and Head Chef Aaron Holt will be two special guests, Alejandro Cancino (Urbane) and Ben Williamson (Gerard's Bistro). Each chef will present a special dish on this irresistible four-course menu, matched with premium wines. Hear about their involvement in the exhibition's accompanying publication, which features essays, interviews and recipes by leading national and international chefs.

Bookings required / $120 Members / $135 Members' guests / Includes four courses with premium wine / Food only $100 Members / $115 Non-members / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 22 August

FATHER'S DAY CRAFT BEER TASTING

Sunday 7 September | 4.30pm-6.30pm | GOMA Cafe Bistro
Spend the afternoon enjoying a flight of four brews from Stone & Wood (Northern Rivers), each paired with a delicious offering from Executive Chef Josue Lopez. One of Stone & Wood's Founders, along with Josue Lopez, will talk through each of the pairings, and with a nod to themes presented in ‘Harvest’, the hosts will expand on their food philosophies, which focus on making the most of local ingredients and working towards sustainable practices.

Bookings required / $50 Members / $70 Members' guests / Includes four courses of food-and-beer pairings / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 4 September

TALK & TASTE: AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BUSH FOODS

Saturday 20 September | 10.30am | GOMA
On the final weekend of ‘Harvest’ join us for a focused program on Australian Native Bushfoods, expanding on themes and ideas explored in the exhibition through significant works by Indigenous Australian artists. The program will include a talk about their importance to Indigenous Australian culture and their role in contemporary cooking as well as an open-air food demonstration with opportunities to taste the unique native flavours of this country. Joining QAGOMA Executive Chef Josue Lopez will be guest experts from the Native Bushfoods industry, including Sunshine Coast chef and founder of The Dilly Bag Bush Tucker Products & Learning Programs, Dale Chapman. An Indigenous Australian woman born in Dirranbandi, Dale has been in the food industry for 25 years and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Native Foods.

Bookings required / $15 Members / $20 Members' guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 15 September

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 20 September | 4.30pm–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 5 September

QAG COLLECTION CELEBRATION

Friday 24 October | 5.00pm–7.30pm | QAG
Join us for an evening celebration to mark the newly opened collection displays in the Queensland Art Gallery. Your ticket will give you access to a drink on arrival, light refreshments, entertainment, and exclusive after-hours access to the Gallery. Curators who worked on the redevelopment of these displays will be on hand during the event to answer questions and provide insights into the process.

Bookings required / $20 Members / $30 Members' guests / Cash bar available for additional refreshments / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 8 October

'FUTURE BEAUTY’ TWO-COURSE LUNCH

Friday 31 October | 12noon | GOMA Restaurant
Just for Members and their guests, take advantage of a special lunch at the GOMA Restaurant on the day of the Members viewing of ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’. Enjoy a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling on arrival then indulge in a two-course set menu with a glass of Yering Station wine to accompany your main. Finish your delectable dessert with tea or coffee and then make your way into the exhibition make the most of your exclusive viewing opportunity.

Bookings required / $60 Members / $80 Members' guests / Includes exhibition entry / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 17 October

'FUTURE BEAUTY’ VIEWING AND GUEST LECTURE

Friday 31 October
1.00pm-4.30pm | Exhibition viewing
3.00pm | Guest lecture
GOMA

Be one of the first to view this extraordinary exhibition from the Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan, at the Members exhibition viewing the day before it opens to the public. As a special feature during the afternoon event, Members have an exclusive opportunity to hear an illustrated talk from the Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute and exhibition curator Akiko Fukai. These opportunities are just for Members and their guests!

A valid exhibition ticket is required for this event / Members receive discounted entry - $15 day ticket or $45 for a season pass

QAGOMA STORE SHOPPING DAY

Saturday 23 November | 10.00am – 5.00pm
QAGOMA Stores

Prepare to shop at the QAGOMA Stores pre-Christmas shopping day for Members. 20 per cent off everything! Present your Membership card to receive discounted prices on a fantastic range of art books, exhibition catalogues, design merchandise, craft items, jewellery and more. One day only, no further discounts apply.

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 27 November | 4.30pm–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 7 November

'FUTURE BEAUTY' MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Sunday 14 December | 6.00pm–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.