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Tours, talks and lectures


QAGOMA Members enjoying their monthly In situ lunch and lecture at the GOMA Restaurant / Photograph Mark Sherwood

Emily Scream

David Lynch, United States b.1946 / Emily Scream #1 2008 / Epson Digigraphie print on aluminium / Courtesy: David Lynch / © The artist


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

Thursday 18 June | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

The story of Australia is told through the art and technology of photography in this major survey, organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. From the 1840s to the twenty-first century, ‘The Photograph and Australia’ chronicles evolving photographic approaches to the people and the land of Australia. Join Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, for an illustrated lecture providing insights into this exhibition, which includes works from the likes of Frank Hurley, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Sue Ford, Carol Jerrems, Tracey Moffatt, Ricky Maynard and Patrick Pound.

Thursday 16 July | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

Join Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, and Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, for an illustrated overview of the first in a series of exhibitions that will profile the innovations and achievements of leading Queensland visual artists. ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ will present the work of over 30 emerging, mid-career and senior artists working in painting, photography, ceramic, video, performance, installation and sculpture; reflecting and contextualising the dynamic character of Queensland art today.

Thursday 20 August | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

Curated by New York-based curator and writer Ingrid Periz, ‘The Painter’s Reach’ explores the work of senior Australian artist MacPherson whose practice combines conceptual musings on the act of painting with a reverence for the everyday. Join Angela Goddard, Curator, Australian Art, for an illustrated overview of this major exhibition, which includes paintings, installations, ephemera and works on paper, showing how the artist’s ‘reach’ begins with the particular and extends far beyond.

Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / $45 Members / $55 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.

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