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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 Mark Sherwood

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

MONTHLY LUNCH AND LECTURE SERIES

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

DAVID LYNCH: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Thursday 26 February 
11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant
Join José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque, as he provides advance insights into this exclusive QAGOMA exhibition. Opening on Saturday 14 March (with a Members preview on the Friday afternoon), ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ presents a comprehensive overview of Lynch’s unique creative vision since the late 1960s, drawing on a wide variety of his paintings, photographs and prints, accompanied by sculpture, video and sound works. The exhibition will be complemented by a resource lounge focussed on Lynch’s music and sound practice, and an integrated retrospective of his films from the past 40 years, as well as screenings of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, will be held at GOMA Cinemas. 

THE FOUNDING YEARS 1895-1915: A COLLECTION FOR QUEENSLAND
Thursday 19 March | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

In 2015, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Queensland Art Gallery, this exhibition which includes paintings, sculptures, prints and decorative arts, documents the first 20 years of collecting at the Gallery. Join David Burnett, Curator, International Art, and Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, for an illustrated lecture providing insights into the exhibition, which will include such perennial favourites as Blandford Flether’s Evicted 1887 – the Gallery’s first acquisition – and Under the jacaranda 1903 by R Godfrey Rivers. 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI: THE PROMISED  LAND
Thursday 16 April | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

Join Maud Page, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, for an illustrated lecture exploring this major exhibition of one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artist. ‘The Promised Land’ features spectacular new works and key loans alongside a selection from the Collection, and will see the Gallery transformed into an immersive environment – a ‘memory palace’ within which visitors can discover the photography and sculpture spanning more than two decades of Parekowhai’s practice. 

TERRAIN: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN OBJECTS AND REPRESENTATIONS
Thursday 14 May | 11.00am – 1.30pm
GOMA Cinema & GOMA Restaurant

Drawn from the Gallery’s unique collection of Indigenous Australian paintings, weavings, body adornments and sculptures, ‘Terrain’ defines cultural and aesthetic links between artists, and the connections between forms, textures colours and narratives in their work. Join Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art, for an illustrated lecture showcasing this important display of contemporary Indigenous creativity by disparate artists from contrasting places and histories. 

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.