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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.


'The Founding Years 1895 – 1915: A Collection for Queensland'
Thu 16 Apr, 2.30pm | Lecture Theatre, QAG

In this program where you ask the questions, join David Burnett, Curator, International Art and Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA, as they reveal behind the scenes insights into this fascinating exhibition. Free, no bookings required.

'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.

‘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.


'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.