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My Gen 50+ In conversation

Jewel Robbery 1932

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.


The Collection
2.30pm Thursday 9 October | QAG

Join 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.

Free, no bookings required. Please meet at the Melbourne St information desk.

‘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’.

Free, no bookings required.

Forbidden Hollywood: Jewel Robbery 1932
5.30pm Thursday 30 October | 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), join 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 for insights into this fascinating period of Hollywood cinema.

Free, bookings required / Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / Book online or call (07) 3840 7144 to RSVP. 

'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion'
5.30pm Tuesday 25 November | Exhibition spaces

In the surrounds of the ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ exhibition, QAGOMA Exhibition Designers Kate Bell and Grace Liu reveal the technical and creative development underpinning the design of exhibition space.

Exhibition ticket required / Bookings essential / Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / Book online or call (07) 3840 7144 to RSVP.

'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion'
2.30pm Thursday 5 February 2015| Meet at Exhibition Entry

In this program where you ask the questions, join Tarun Nagesh, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, for behind the scenes insights into the ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition.

Exhibition ticket required. No bookings required.



The Still Life - an illustrated history
6.00pm Wednesday 10 September
Dr Andrea Bubenik, Lecturer in Art History, The University of Queensland, explores the fascinating history and significance of the still life genre using the works in ‘Harvest’ as a starting point: from the detailed 17th Century paintings of Alexander Coosemans to the contemporary photography of Brisbane-based Joachim Froese.

10.30am – 1.30pm Friday 22 August | GOMA
Held in conjunction with 'Harvest' , this short course with special guests, included a food styling demonstration and allowed guests to gain behind-the-scenes exhibition insights from curator Ellie Buttrose, before examining in more detail the concept of food in contemporary culture: from food publishing and photography to celebrity chef culture in reality food television. Speakers included: Ellie Buttrose, Assistant Curator, International Contemporary Art and curator of ‘Harvest’, Christina Pagliaro, Senior Editor, Publishing Services, QAGOMA and editor of the ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ publication, Ben Williamson, Executive Chef, Gerard's Bistro, Frances Bonner, Associate Professor, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland 
10.30am – 1.30pm Friday 6 June | QAG
Held in conjunction with Queensland Day on Friday 6 June, in this half day course attendees drew inspiration from the ‘Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s -1980s’ exhibition and engaged with and examined the unique qualities of the watercolour medium in Queensland’s artistic history in this exclusive hands-on workshop and conservation talk.

5.30pm Tuesday 8 July | Gallery 5 & 6, QAG
During NAIDOC Week, Diane Moon, Curator, Indigenous Fibre Art, QAGOMA, ,shared historical insights into the works on display in the ‘Yirrkala Drawings’ exhibition.