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G20 Leaders’ Summit, Brisbane

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion | 1 November 2014 – 15 February 2015 | Top: Mintdesigns (Hokuto Katsui, Nao Yagi); Autumn/Winter 2008; Gift of mintdesigns Inc.; Collection: Kyoto Costume Institute; Photograph: Taishi Hirokawa | Bottom: Yohji Yamamoto; Spring/Summer 1995; Collection: Kyoto Costume Institute; Photograph: Takashi Hatakeyama

15 and 16 November 2014

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) welcomes visitors during the G20 Leaders Summit this November.

Our two galleries feature dynamic exhibitions and activities exploring the work of historical and contemporary artists from Australia and around the world. QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre presents interactive installations for young visitors and the Australian Cinémathèque showcases the work of influential filmmakers. Overlooking the Brisbane River in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct, the galleries offer cafes, modern dining and retail areas. QAGOMA is internationally regarded as a leading institution for the collection and display of contemporary art from Asia, the Pacific and Australia. 

Brisbane is the host city for the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

Given that the Cultural Precinct may well support other G20 activities beyond those at the main meeting venue it has been included in the restricted zone.

This means the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, and State Library of Queensland will be closed Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November. Queensland Performing Arts Centre does not have any performances scheduled for this period.

The Cultural Precinct venues will re-open with normal opening hours Sunday 16 November.

If you want to find out more about the G20 Leaders Summit, November 15–16, 2014, we suggest visiting

G20 Community Information
G20 Queensland Police
G20 Queensland Government

Here are some details about closures around QAGOMA in South Bank and Brisbane CBD.
G20 Information BrochureG20 Information Brochure.

We also suggest visiting the following sites for public transport and traffic information
Translink Queensland Government
Traffic and Travel Information Queensland Government
Brisbane Suburbs Brisbane City Council

Please note that Friday 14 November 2014 will be a public holiday for people who work in the Brisbane local government area.

The Queensland and Commonwealth Governments are committed to the safety and security of visiting dignitaries, delegates and the community.

The Cultural Precinct operates under a disaster and emergency management plan for the whole of the precinct which provides actions and responses for emergencies with public safety a priority. The plan is regularly reviewed in collaboration with law enforcement and emergency services authorities including the Queensland Police Service to ensure the public safety of patrons visiting the Cultural Precinct is maintained.

Exhibitions of Interest
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion explores the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present.
Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection features artists that create effects of wonder and uncertainty by engaging with sacred architectures, sublime geometries and the power of the natural world.
We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989 surveys the art of Heisei, the current era in the Japanese imperial calendar, through the presentation of around 100 works by over 40 contemporary Japanese artists. 


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