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My Gen 50+ In conversation

In conversation programs, give My Gen 50+ visitors the opportunity to ask curators questions about current exhibitions at the Gallery.

QAGOMA 50+, the Gallery's public program for people over 50, provides a range of events for people wanting to gain knowledge through cultural and leisure activities. Programs are held regularly, exploring the Gallery's Collection and current exhibitions through special talks, lectures, courses, after-hours events and more.To make a booking to a QAGOMA 50+ event, please email: 50plus@qagoma.qld.gov.au or telephone (07) 3840 7144.

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To register your interest in the QAGOMA 50+ program, join the mailing list via email to start receiving regular updates on upcoming QAGOMA 50+ programs at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.



Talk and tea: ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’
5.30pm Wednesday 5 March

Participate in an after-hours contemporary gongfu Chinese tea ceremony with tea consultant May King Tsang, and join Reuben Keehan, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, QAGOMA, for insights into Tea Pavilion 2013and it’s significance within the broader context of Cai’s work. Bookings essential. A valid exhibition ticket is required this program.


War of the worlds: Power and legend
5.30pm Tuesday 13 May

The reception of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds 1938 radio production has been taken up as a powerful emblem of the manipulative power of mass communication, however, Welles’s own intentions surrounding the broadcast have rarely been examined. In conjunction with ‘Orson Welles: A Retrospective’, join Jason Jacobs, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies, The University of Queensland, as he explores the role of the broadcast in Welles’s oeuvre and explains why its power and legend continues to resonate today. This program includes a broadcast of War of the Worlds 1938.
Free, bookings essential as places are limited.


In these special programs where you ask the questions, hear from QAGOMA Curators as they take you behind the scenes of the Gallery’s exhibitions and displays. Free, no bookings required.

‘Trace:  Performance and its documents’
2.30pm Wednesday 7 May, GOMA

Bree Richards, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, QAGOMA illuminates the role of the curator in bringing together an exhibition of performance art.

‘Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s’
2.30pm Wednesday 21 May, QAG

 Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA reveals the curatorial process behind this exhibition celebrating the important role of watercolour in Queensland’s visual history.

To register for any booked QAGOMA 50+ program or event, or for more information:
T: (07) 3840 7144 | E: 50plus@qagoma.qld.gov.au