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G20 Leaders’ Summit, 15–16 November 2014

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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

Brisbane is the host city for the 2014 G20 Leaders' Summit, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November.

QAGOMA will close for two days on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November, with normal opening hours at other times and diverse exhibitions of Australian and international art on display for visitors to Brisbane. 

Special events around Brisbane in the lead-up to the summit include the free South Bank G20 cultural celebrations and live music events, and the Brisbane Global Cafe, an expansive two-day forum on innovation and ideas.  

QAGOMA and Precinct closure

The South Bank Cultural Precinct will support other G20 activities, and is included in the restricted zone.

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will be closed Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November. QAGOMA will re-open with normal hours (10am-5pm) on Sunday 16 November, but please be aware of continued parking restrictions, road closures and changes to public transport in the South Brisbane area.

Opening hours at the other Cultural Precinct venues will vary over the weekend. Please see the Queensland Museum and SciencentreState Library of Queensland and Queensland Performing Arts Centre websites for more information.

Friday 14 November 2014 is a public holiday for the Brisbane local government area.

More information about the G20 Leaders' Summit is available from:
Community Information
Queensland Police
Queensland Government

Visit the following sites for public transport and traffic information:
Translink public transport information
Traffic and Travel Information

Exhibitions of Interest

QAGOMA welcomes visitors to Brisbane during the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Exhibitions on display at this time include: 

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at GOMA explores the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present.
Everywhen Everywhere at QAG is a new permanent display of the Gallery’s Collection of historical, modern and contemporary Indigenous Australian art.
Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection at QAG features works by 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 at GOMA surveys the last 25 years of art in Japan through the work of over 40 leading contemporary artists.

Safety and Security

The Queensland and Commonwealth Governments are committed to the safety and security of visiting dignitaries, delegates and the community during the G20 Leaders' Summit.

The Cultural Precinct operates under a disaster and emergency management plan 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. 


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