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Special Events

Michael Parekowhai Opening

Michael Parekowhai / The Horn of Africa 2006 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

Members Lecture Lunch

José Da Silva, Senior Curator and Head of the Australian Cinémathèque speaks to Members / Photograph Mark Sherwood


Members exclusive breakfast in the GOMA restaurant / Photograph Brodie Standen


Friday 13 March | 1.00–4.30pm | GOMA
Be one of the first to view this exclusive QAGOMA exhibition exploring the unique creative vision of David Lynch before it opens to the public. The exhibition will present a wide variety of Lynch’s painting, photographs and prints, accompanied by sculpture, video and sound works, and complimented by an integrated retrospective of his films from the past four decades at GOMA Cinemas.

A valid exhibition ticket is required for this event / Members receive discounted entry — $11 day ticket or $33 for a season pass. Cinema tickets and joint cinema/exhibition ticket options also available.

Premium Members receive unlimited entry to all ticketed QAGOMA exhibitions.  


Friday 27 March | 1.00–4.30pm | GOMA
Join us at the Members viewing of this major exhibition of one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists the day before it opens to the public. Featuring spectacular new works and key loans alongside a selection from the Gallery’s own Collection, ‘The Promised Land’ will see the Gallery transformed into an immersive environment for viewing art: a ‘memory palace’ within which to discover photography and sculpture spanning more than two decades of Parekowhai’s expansive practice. 

Free / No booking required


Wednesdays 8 April and 22 April | 4.45pm | GOMA
Join us for an after-hours tour through ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’with exhibition curator, José Da Silva, Senior Curator and Head of the Australian Cinémathèque. 

Bookings required, places are limited / $25 Members / $35 Non-Members / Includes a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling on arrival / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by the Friday before each event.  


Wednesday 6 May | 4.45pm | GOMA
Join Maud Page, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, for an after-hours tour through ‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’.

Bookings required, places are limited / $25 Members / $35 Non-Members / Includes a glass of Yarrabank Sparkling on arrival / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 13 April.


Sunday 10 May | 9.45–11.00am | GOMA Restaurant
Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating yourself to an exquisite brunch at the award-winning GOMA Restaurant. 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, enjoy a film in the GOMA Cinemas, or talk a stroll through the galleries. 

Bookings required / $45 Members / $60 Members' guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 24 April


Saturday 23 May | 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 from a guest host, and learn some of the secrets of good food with Executive Chef Josue Lopez. This event is fast becoming a favourite on the Members calendar, so we recommend booking early to secure your place.

Bookings required / $70 Members / $85 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 May

SPAIN — CASTILE & MADRID: Great Galleries & Ancient Kingdoms

13 days | October 2015
QAGOMA Members is delighted to announce a new arrangement with Martin Randall Travel (MRT), one of the most respected specialist travel companies in the world.

You’re invited to take part in the first international art tour for QAGOMA Members to Spain in October 2015. Founded in 1988, MRT is committed to providing the best planned and most stimulating expert-led cultural holidays, and a small portion of every Member’s tour booking will be returned to QAGOMA, further supporting the Gallery in its ongoing aim to connect art and people.

From the ancient kingdom of Castile to the modernity of contemporary Madrid, this special pilgrimage will focus on some of the world’s greatest works of art. Included will be guided visits to the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, the Reina Sofia — currently home to Picasso’s Guernica — and a private collection in Segovia. The tour will showcase the Moorish, Jewish and Christian monuments of Toledo and the architectural magnificence of the Gothic cathedral of Burgos, as well as immersing participants in the enchanting history and exquisite cuisine of the region.

Leading the group will be Gijs van Hensbergen, an art historian and author with specialist knowledge on the region. His books include Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon (2005), Antoni Gaudí (2001) and In the Kitchens of Castile (1992). He has also been published in the Wall Street Journal.

Contact Martin Randall Australasia for information and bookings.
T: 1300 559 595 | E: anz@martinrandall.com.au

Disclaimer: This Martin Randall Travel international tour is an exclusive offer to QAGOMA Members. However, QAGOMA has no involvement in the booking or conduct of the tours and we accept no responsibility for the actions of MRT or the accuracy of any tour information. Please visit their website for further information.