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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

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Kohei Nawa, Japan b.1975 / PixCell-Double Deer #4 2010 / Mixed media / Purchased 2010 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LECTURE SERIES

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

MADONNA STAUNTON: OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY
Thursday 28 August | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, for an illustrated lecture offering advance insights into this exhibition before it opens on Saturday 30 August. 'Out of a Clear Blue Sky' surveys over four decades of senior contemporary artist Madonna Staunton's exquisite painting practise.

SUBLIME: CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
Thursday 25 September | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Ellie Buttrose, Assistant Curator, International Contemporary Art, for an illustrated lecture introducing ‘Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection’. The exhibition features artists that create effects of wonder and uncertainty by engaging with sacred architectures, sublime geometries and the power of the natural world and includes large-scale works from the Collection that transform perceptions of space, such as Zilvinas Kempinas’s Columns 2006, Michael Sailstorfer’s Wolken (Clouds) 2010.

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART
Thursday 23 October | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, for an introduction to the newly opened Indigenous Australian art galleries in QAG. This reconfigured display provides an introduction to key observations and ideas that underpin the Aboriginal concept of the Dreaming — or the ‘Everywhen’ — where belief, knowledge and history from all times are combined in ahistorical terms to offer a particular mode of insight into contemporary and future existence.

WE CAN MAKE ANOTHER FUTURE: JAPANESE ART AFTER 1989
Thursday 27 November | 11.00am – 1.30pm
Cinema B, GOMA & GOMA Restaurant

In 1989, the Queensland Art Gallery staged ‘Japanese Ways, Western Means’, Australia’s first major museum survey of contemporary art from Japan. ‘We Can Make Another Future: Japanese Art After 1989’, presents the subsequent quarter-century of Japanese art, uniting works collected through seven Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibitions and other projects. Join Reuben Keehan, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, for an illustrated lecture providing an introduction to this new broad consideration of contemporary Japanese art.

HISTORICAL EUROPEAN AND ASIAN ART
Thursday 11 December | 11.00am – 1.30pm
QAG Lecture Theatre & GOMA Restaurant

Join Sally Foster, Assistant Curator International Art and Tarun Nagesh, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, for an introduction to the newly opened historical international and Asian art displays in QAG’s Philip Bacon Galleries (7, 8 & 9) and the Pelican Lounge. The reconfiguration brings together works from the international, Asian and Australian collections to explore art-historical narratives and contemporary critiques, as well as the long history of cultural exchange and dialogue between European and East-Asian cultures.

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.

'FUTURE BEAUTY’ VIEWING AND GUEST LECTURE
Friday 31 October | 1.00pm - 4.30pm | GOMA
Be one of the first to view this extraordinary exhibition from the Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan, at the Members exhibition viewing the day before it opens to the public. As a special feature during the afternoon event, Members have an exclusive opportunity to hear an illustrated talk from the Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute and exhibition curator Akiko Fukai. These opportunities are just for Members and their guests!

A valid exhibition ticket is required for this event / Members receive discounted entry - $15 day ticket or $45 for a season pass 

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