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Tours, talks and lectures

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QAGOMA Members enjoying their monthly In situ lunch and lecture at the GOMA Restaurant / Photograph: Chloe Callistemon

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LECTURE SERIES

Each lunch menu is specially prepared by QAGOMA’s Executive Chef, Josue Lopez.

EVERYDAY MAGIC
Thursday 27 February | 11.00am – 1.30pm
Cinema B, GOMA & GOMA Restaurant

Join Bree Richards, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, for a lecture on this Collection-based display, which focuses on how beauty can be found in everyday materials and situations.

TRANSPARENT: WATERCOLOUR IN QUEENSLAND 1850s–1980s
Thursday 20 March | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, for an illustrated lecture offering advance insights into this exhibition before it opens on Saturday 22 March. ‘Transparent’ presents over 150 works by 45 Queensland artists and is the first comprehensive survey of the Gallery’s holdings of watercolours from mid-nineteenth century to the late 1970s.

YIRRKALA DRAWINGS
Thursday 17 April | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

‘Yirrkala Drawings’, a touring exhibition from The Art Gallery of New South Wales, presents a significant selection of drawings from the Berndt Museum depicting in exquisite detail the complexities of Yolngu life and cultural inheritance. Join Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art, for an illustrated lecture to introduce and provide insights into this important exhibition.

SAM FULLBROOK: DELICATE BEAUTY
Thursday 15 May | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Angela Goddard, Curator, Australian Art, for a lecture focused on the work of Sam Fullbrook, one of the country’s finest painters in the period after World War Two. Building on the Gallery’s own significant holdings of works by Fullbrook, the exhibition will also draw on loans from public and private collections.

Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / $40 Members / $50 Members’ guests / Includes a glass of wine, a two-course lunch of main and dessert, followed by tea or coffee / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by the week prior to each lunch.


TOUR AND TALK

EVERYDAY MAGIC
Saturday 1 March | 1.30pm | GOMA

Talk given by Bree Richards, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Australian Art

No bookings required / Free


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


Don’t miss the diverse range of public programs on offer this season at QAGOMA – visit our Programs and Events page for more information.