Tai Chi classes exclusive to QAGOMA Members
‘CAI GUO-QIANG: FALLING BACK TO EARTH’ VIEWING AND MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY
6.00–8.30pm Saturday 14 December | 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 exhibition ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, we invite you to experience the enchanting sounds of traditional Chinese music, enjoy a specially themed menu prepared by Josh Lopez, QAGOMA’s Executive Chef, and refreshments by the Gallery's wine partner, Yering Station. This is 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 6 or more / Includes exhibition entry, entertainment and a two-hour food and drink package. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278.
LAST-CHANCE VIEWING: California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way
5.30–7.30pm Friday 7 February | QAG
Take advantage of a private after-hours viewing of ‘California Design’ in the final week of the exhibition just for Members and their guests. Cash bar available to purchase drinks and light refreshments.
RSVP by Friday 24 January / Free: exhibition entry fee applies for ‘California Design’; Members receive discounted entry of $11. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278.
EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER 2011 FILM SCREENING AND BREAKFAST
9.30am – 12.30pm | Saturday 8 February | GOMA Restaurant & Cinema B, GOMA
DIGITAL BETACAM, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 84 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: JASON COHN, BILL JERSEY
Enjoy a two-course breakfast in the GOMA Restaurant, followed by a private screening of Eames: The Architect and The Painter 2011, on the final weekend of ‘California Design’. Husband-and-wife team Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers, celebrated for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture. The Eames Office created a variety of other products, from splints for wounded military personnel during World War Two to photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. However, the Eames’ personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age – have been less well known. Eames: The Architect and the Painter is narrated by James Franco, and is the first posthumous film to explore their creative genius and work.
RSVP by Wednesday 22 January / $45 Members / $65 Members’ guests / Includes a two-course hot breakfast, tea or coffee, and private film screening. Exhibition entry not included. Book online
4.00–6.00pm Saturday 22 February | 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 Josh Lopez.
RSVP by Friday 7 February / $60 Members / $75 Members’ guests / Includes six courses of food–wine pairings and a take-home booklet of wine-tasting notes. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278.
FALLING BACK TO EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI
9.30–10.30am Sunday 2 February | GOMA Cafe Bistro
Linking to the importance of Eastern philosophy in Cai Guo-Qiang’s practice, QAGOMA Members and their guests are welcomed to an introductory lesson in Tai Chi. 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 mind–body exercises. Join us on the GOMA lawn for a morning 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.
RSVP by Thursday 23 January / Free for Members / $5 Members’ guests / Exhibition entry to ‘Cai Guo-Qiang’ not included. Book online or call (07) 3840 7278.