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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

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.

MEET THE AUTHOR: FÉLIX CALVINO

Friday 6 June | 3.30pm
Members Lounge, QAG

Join us for a special event during Queensland Week with local author Félix Calvino as he offers insights into his recently published novella, Alfonso (2014). Members may recall Calvino's beautifully written collection of show stories, A Hatful of Cherries (2007), featured on the members Book Club list during 'Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado' in late 2012. Local author and academic Venero Armanno describes Calvino's new work as 'a gentle yet searching exploration of a Spanish migrant's feelings and experiences in the country Australia used to be more than 40 years ago. Félix Calvino infuses the stuff of everyday life with tenderness and magic.'

Bookings required / $15 Members / $20 Members' guests / Includes coffee tea and cake / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 5 June

OPENING WEEKEND BREAKFASTS

'Harvest: Art, Food and Film' and 'Madonna Staunton'
Saturday 28 June and 30 August | 9.45am-12.30pm
GOMA Restaurant
Take advantage of exclusive access to GOMA Restaurant on the opening weekend of 'Harvest: Art, Film and Food' on Saturday 28 June and 'Madonna Staunton' on Saturday 30 August. 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

'HARVEST' AFTER-HOURS TOUR AND DEGUSTATION

Wednesday 23 July | 5.00-9.30pm
GOMA Restaurant
An after-hours event with a twist – explore 'Harvest' on a private tour with exhibition curator Ellie Buttrose followed by a seven-course degustation menu with matched premium wines at GOMA restaurant. Taking inspiration from works in the show, Executive Chef Josue Lopez has themed each dish, continuing the tour of the exhibition from the galleries to your plate. Josue will introduce each dish, and the wines will be presented by a guest sommelier.

Bookings required / $140 Members / $155 Members' guests / Includes seven courses with premium wine / Food only $100 Members / $115 Non-members / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 9 July

WINE-TASTING MASTERCLASS

Saturday 23 August and 20 September | 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 / $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 and 5 September

BRISBANE CHEFS' DINNER: COOKING THE BOOK

Wednesday 3 September | 5.00–9.30pm
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