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Special Events

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Tai Chi classes exclusive to QAGOMA Members

FINAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT VIEWING
TEA AND DESSERT PACKAGE

Wednesday 7 May | 4.00–7.30pm | GOMA Restaurant
At the final Wednesday night viewing of ‘Falling Back to Earth’, choose to start your evening with a journey of the senses with six-courses of paired tea and desserts in the GOMA Restaurant. Executive Chef Josue Lopez and tea consultant May King Tsang will guide you through their carefully crafted menu and talk you through each course as it is served. After your fill of these tantalising offerings, head into the exhibition and explore at your own pace until 7.30pm.

Bookings required / $65 Members / $75 Non-Members / Includes exhibition entry, six courses of dessert and tea pairings and a take home booklet with information on the historical and cultural significance of Chinese tea ceremony and how it relates to the exhibition / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by Tuesday 29 April. 

‘CAI GUO-QIANG: FALLING BACK TO EARTH’ DESSERT AND TEA DEGUSTATION

Saturday 22 March | 4.00–6.00pm | GOMA Restaurant
Join Executive Chef Josue Lopez and tea consultant May King Tsang on a journey of the senses at this five-course tea and dessert degustation event. Hear how the two worked together to develop their perfectly matched menu, and learn about the historical and cultural significance of Chinese tea ceremony.

Bookings required / $60 Members / $75 Members’ guests / Includes five courses of dessert and tea pairings and a take home booklet of tasting notes / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 12 March.

FALLING BACK TO EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI

Wednesday 9 April | 3.00–4.00pm
GOMA Cafe Bistro

Linking to the importance of Eastern philosophy in Cai Guo-Qiang’s practice, QAGOMA Members and their guests of all ages are welcome to an introductory lesson in Tai Chi during the school holidays. Based on Taoist spiritual and philosophical ideas, and derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi promotes balance in the body, spirit and mind through a series of slow and focused exercises. Join us on the GOMA lawn for an afternoon session that includes an introduction, demonstration and guided lesson with an instructor from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia. No experience needed, all welcome.

Bookings required / Free for Members / $5 Members’ guests / Exhibition entry to ‘Falling Back to Earth’ not included. Book online  or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 28 March

‘CAI GUO-QIANG: FALLING BACK TO EARTH’ DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH SAM CRANSTOUN

Wednesday 9 & Saturday 12 April | 4.30–7.00pm | GOMA
Discover ‘Falling Back to Earth’ from a new perspective though these after-hours drawing workshops with Brisbane-based emerging artist and Archibald Prize finalist (2007 and 2009), Sam Cranstoun. Join the artist for a short talk to introduce his own practice before he leads a drawing class in the heart of the exhibition. No experience required, all materials provided.

Bookings required / $60 Members / $75 Members’ guests / Includes materials, refreshments and exhibition entry / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 28 March

‘CAI GUO-QIANG: FALLING BACK TO EARTH’ LAST CHANCE VIEWING

Friday 9 May | 5.30–7.30pm | GOMA
Take advantage of a private after-hours viewing of ‘Falling Back to Earth’ in the final week of the exhibition just for Members and their guests. Cash bar available for drinks and light refreshments.

Bookings required / Free: exhibition entry fee applies for ‘Falling Back to Earth’; Members receive discounted entry of $11. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 17 April

BREAKFAST AND GUEST LECTURE

Nature, tradition and the art of Cai Guo-Qiang’
Sunday 11 May | 9.45am – 12.30pm
GOMA Restaurant

Treat yourself or your loved ones this Mother’s Day. On the last day of ‘Falling Back to Earth', enjoy breakfast in the GOMA Restaurant followed by a lecture from Associate Professor Morris Low, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland, entitled, ‘Nature, tradition and the art of Cai Guo-Qiang’. The lecture will be preceded by a screening of the opening-weekend performance Sound of the Earth, conceived by Cai Guo-Qiang, which brought the extraordinary talents and sounds of renowned Australian musician William Barton and Taiwan-based Nanguan musician Wang Xinxin together with Aunty Delmae Barton and local children from Voices of Birralee, to create a rich and evocative musical landscape.

Bookings required / $50 Members / $65 Members’ guests / Includes a two-course hot breakfast and glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee, and guest lecture. Exhibition entry not included / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 28 April

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 31 May | 4.00–6.00pm | 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 9 May

QAGOMA STORE SHOPPING DAY

Sunday 1 June | 10.00am – 5.00pm
QAGOMA Stores

Prepare to shop at the QAGOMA Stores pre-stocktake 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.