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Special Events

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The Promise (2014) by Tony Birch

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Rona Rubuntja / Pmurlpa (quondong) (from 'Bush tucker' series) 2009 / Earthenware, hand-built terracotta clay with underglaze colours and applied decoration / Purchased 2010 with funds raised through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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Undercover (Jun Takahashi) / Undercover / Autumn/Winter 2000-01 / Photograph: Takashi Hatakeyama

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 (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 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), also our January Book Club focus, 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.

Bookings required / $45 Members / $60 Members' guests /  Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 29 January 

VALENTINE’S DAY MEMBERS SCREENING

JAPANESE STORY (2003) M
Saturday 14 Feb | 11.00am | Cinema A, GOMA
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 106 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: SUE BROOKS 

Set against the vast Australian outback, geologist Sandy (Toni Collette) grudgingly agrees to chauffeur a potential investor from Japan (Gotaro Tsunashima) around various iron ore sites in the Pilbara. When they become stranded in remote terrain, the mismatched couple begin to navigate their cultural differences to find a common ground. A quiet, complex film about human relationships, in which the harsh beauty of the Australian outback landscape is stunningly captured by cinematographer Ian Baker.

Free, no bookings are required. Places are limited, so please arrive early to secure your seat.

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 28 February | 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 / $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 30 January

‘DAVID LYNCH: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS’ VIEWING

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.  

QAGOMA MEMBERS SPECIAL EVENT 
INTERNATIONAL ART TOUR 
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.