Tours, talks and lectures
QAGOMA Members enjoying their monthly In situ lunch and lecture at the GOMA Restaurant / Photograph: Chloe Callistemon
Unknown female convicts on board the Rajah / The Rajah quilt 1841 / Pieced medallion style unlined coverlet: cotton sheeting and chintz appliqué, silk thread embroidery / 325 x 337.2cm / Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989 / Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
See exhibitions and displays, enjoy a Saturday tour and talk, or a Thursday lecture followed by a sit-down lunch in the GOMA Restaurant. Each lunch menu is specially prepared by Josue Lopez, QAGOMA Executive Chef.
THURSDAY MONTHLY LUNCH AND LECTURE
11.00am – 1.30pm Thursday 20 June
GOMA & GOMA Restaurant
‘My Country: I Still Call Australia Home’ lecture by Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, followed by lunch.
11.00am – 1.30pm Thursday 18 July
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant
‘Quilts 1700–1945’ lecture by Sally Foster, Assistant Curator, International Art (pre 1975), followed by lunch. There will be opportunities to view the exhibition before the lecture, or after lunch service. Exhibition entry fee applies. Members receive discounted entry — $11.
11.00am – 1.30pm Thursday 29 August
GOMA & GOMA Restaurant
‘Death and Life: rakuny ga walnga: Contemporary Arnhem Land Art’ lecture by Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art, followed by lunch.
Bookings required / $40 Members / $50 Members’ guests / Includes a glass of wine, a two-course lunch of main and dessert, followed by tea and coffee / Please call (07) 3840 7278 or book online to RSVP by the Friday prior to each to lunch.
SATURDAY MONTHLY TOUR AND TALK
11.00am Saturday 25 May | Cinema B, GOMA
‘Queensland Portrait Photography’ talk lecture by Michael Hawker, Assistant Curator, Australian Art to 1975
1.30pm Saturday 22 June | GOMA
‘My Country’ talk by Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art.
1.30pm Saturday 27 July | Lecture Theatre, QAG
‘Quilts 1700–1945’ talk by Sally Foster, Assistant Curator, International Art (pre 1975). There will be opportunities to view the exhibition before and after the lecture. Exhibition entry fee applies. Members receive discounted entry — $11.
11.00am Saturday 24 August | GOMA
‘Death and Life’ talk by Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art.
No bookings required / Free
‘MY COUNTRY’ AFTER-HOURS TOUR AND DEGUSTATION EVENT
5.00–8.30pm Tuesday 9 July
Experience the Gallery after-hours in a private tour of ‘My Country’, with Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, QAGOMA, followed by a seven-course degustation menu with matched wines in the GOMA Restaurant, just for Members and their guests.
Bookings required / Seven courses with matched wines $140 Members / $155 Members’ guests / Seven course, food only $95 Members / $110 Members’ guests / Please call (07) 3840 7278 or book online to RSVP by Monday 1 July (places are strictly limited).
‘QUILTS 1700–1945’ EVENING VIEWING AND GUEST LECTURE
5.00–7.30pm Friday 19 July | QAG
Enjoy a drink and light refreshments on arrival at QAG and take advantage of an opportunity to view ‘Quilts 1700–1945’ after-hours, before hearing a lecture from quilt historian Dr Annette Gero, FRSA. This illustrated lecture will explore examples of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English quilts, which came to Australia with the early settlers. At this special event, Dr Gero will give Members a close-up view of one of these quilts.
Bookings required / $50 Members / $65 Members’ guests (includes exhibition entry and a drink and light refreshments on arrival) / Season ticket holders: $39 Members / $50 Members’ guests / Please call (07) 3840 7278 or book online to RSVP (places are strictly limited).
OLD MASTERS LECTURE AND LUNCH
11.00am – 1.30pm Tuesday 30 July
QAG & GOMA Restaurant
The Gallery currently has four Old Master paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Australia, including an extraordinary German altarpiece from c.1510–20 and the monumental work by Luca Giordano, The rape of the Sabine women (Il ratto delle Sabine) c.1672–74. Learn more about these exceptional works and the reinvigorated display of European art to 1900 in a lecture by David Burnett, Curator, International Art. After the presentation, enjoy a two-course lunch and a glass of wine in the GOMA Restaurant.