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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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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.


‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’
TALK AND SCREENING | The Elephant Man 1980 M
Wed 27 May, 5.15pm | Cinema A, GOMA
The Elephant Man 1980 is a biographical film directed by David Lynch, recreating the life of Joseph Merrick a severely deformed man living in 19th century London. Join Dr Lisa Bode, Lecturer in Film & Television Studies, The University of Queensland for insights into this seminal Lynch film, as she delves deeper into the film’s style, meaning and critical reception, and its enduring implications for how we consider and empathise with those who are physically deformed. Following this talk from 6.00pm enjoy a screening of The Elephant Man 1980. Please note that a valid ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ film pass is required to attend the screening component of this program. The talk is free to attend and no bookings are required.

‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’
Thu 30 Jul, 6.00pm | Exhibition spaces, GOMA

In this special after-hours edition,  join ‘GOMA Q’ curators Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, and Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Indigenous Australian Art,  as they reveal behind the scenes insights into the creation of the exhibition. Free. Bookings essential, book online or call (07) 3840 7144.

‘The Photograph and Australia’

Wed 2 Sep, 2.30pm | Exhibition spaces, QAG

In this program where you ask the questions, join Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA, as he reveals insights into this fascinating exhibition.  No bookings required. Please note that a valid ‘The Photograph and Australia’ exhibition ticket is required to attend this program.

‘The Photograph and Australia’

Wed 16 Sep, 6.00pm | Exhibition spaces, QAG

Join Sally Foster, Assistant Curator, International art, QAGOMA and Samantha Shellard, Conservator, Works on Paper, QAGOMA for behind the scenes insights into the exhibition with a particular focus on the conservation challenges faced when working with delicate photographs.
Bookings required, book online or call (07) 3840 7144. Please note that a valid ‘The Photograph and Australia’ exhibition ticket is required to attend this program.