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My Gen 50+ In conversation

In conversation programs, give QAGOMA 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.

50+ E-NEWS

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.


10.30am – 1.30pm Friday 22 August | GOMA

Explore the production, consumption and symbolism of food in contemporary media in this 'Harvest' themed short course with special guests, including a food styling demonstration. 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 include:

  • 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
Free, bookings required / Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / Email 50plus@qagoma.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3840 7144 to RSVP.

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.

Free, bookings required / Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / Email 50plus@qagoma.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3840 7144 to RSVP.


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.