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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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‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’
Mon 18 May, 2.30pm | Exhibition spaces, GOMA

This program celebrates the spectacular He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river 2011 piano work which crosses boundaries between sound, sculpture and performance. Dr Nicholas Ng, musician, composer and ethnomusicologist will be in conversation with Maud Page, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, about work and will finish with a special performance.

Free, bookings required / Book online or call (07) 3840 7144.


'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion'
2.30pm Thursday 5 February 2015 | Meet at Exhibition Entry
Events where you are encouraged to ask the questions! Join Tarun Nagesh, Associate Curator, Asian Art, for behind the scenes insights into the ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition. Exhibition ticket required. No bookings required. 

'Tracey Moffatt: Spirited'
2.30pm Thursday 15 January 2015 | Gallery 1.3, GOMA
In this program where you ask the questions, join Ellie Buttrose, Associate Curator, International Contemporary Art, QAGOMA in the ‘Tracey Moffatt: Spirited’ exhibition for behind the scene insights into this unique exhibition and how it came together. Free, no bookings required.

ANZAC Centenary display
2.30pm Thursday 4 December 2014 | Gallery 10, QAG
 Participants engaged with Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA as he shared behind the scenes insights into the Gallery’s ANZAC Centenary display.

'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion'
5.30pm Tuesday 25 November 2014 | Exhibition spaces
In the surrounds of the ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibition, QAGOMA Exhibition Designers Kate Bell and Grace Liu revealed the technical and creative development underpinning the design of exhibition space.

Forbidden Hollywood: Jewel Robbery 1932
5.30pm Thursday 30 October 2014 | GOMA Cinema
 Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound cinema in the early 1930s delivered some of the most risqué films seen onscreen until 1934, when the Hollywood studios were forced to adopt a code of moral standards known as the Motion Picture Production Code. Following a screening of the high-spirited Jewel Robbery 1932 (68 mins), audiences joined Michael Brooks from Brisbane’s Cine Retro Film Society, in conversation with ‘Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of pre-Code Cinema’ curator Amanda Slack-Smith, Assistant Curator, Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA as they shared insights into this fascinating period of Hollywood cinema.

The Collection
2.30pm Thursday 9 October | QAGJoin Sally Foster, Assistant Curator, International Art, QAGOMA and Samantha Taylor, Exhibition Designer, QAGOMA for insights into the newly refurbished Queensland Art Gallery Collection galleries, with a behind-the-scenes look into the building’s history and restoring this space to its original design.

‘Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky’
2.30pm Tuesday 14 October | Lecture Theatre, QAG
Events where you are encouraged to ask the questions!  In this talk, engage with Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, QAGOMA for behind the scenes insights into the curatorial process behind ‘Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky’.