Considered a masterpiece of Greek silent cinema, adapting the ancient pastoral romance by Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 1931 follows the burgeoning romance of two abandoned babies raised by sheepherders in the meadows of the Greek island of Lesbos.
David Lynch – David Lynch: Program 7 (2001-2003) Ages 18+
Two short series by David Lynch, Out Yonder 2001-2013 and Rabbits 2002. Presented online, Rabbits tells the story of a group of humanoid rabbits living in suburbia. Stars Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring.
Adapted from Frank Herbert's cult science fiction novel, Dune tells the story of two galactic houses warring for the right to control interstellar travel. When one decided to murder the other, the surviving son takes revenge.
Talks | Tours | Workshops
Volunteer Guided Tour - Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land
Young Members and their families are invited to explore the latest exhibition at the Children’s Art Centre before it opens to the public. Enjoy a morning viewing of ‘Art on the Wild Side’, which looks at the ways in which contemporary artists use animals to communicate ideas and experiences. Featuring multimedia activities, animation and visual works from the Gallery’s Collection, this exhibition invites children to delve into the wild side of art.
Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 3 May / Free
One of David Lynch’s favourite books, The Art Spirit by North American artist Robert Henri (1865–1929) is an inspired look at teaching, happiness and finding fulfilment through art. Also hailed as an extraordinary teacher, Henri mentored and influenced a generation of American artists. The Art Spirit embodies his teachings, with advice, critical comment and personal philosophies on art and the happiness that can be found through the arts. This combination of philosophy and arts teaching complements David Lynch’s holistic philosophies, as well as being an instructive book for any art lover.
To register for any of the Book Club sessions, please book online or call (07) 3840 7278 (places are strictly limited – book early to avoid disappointment) / $10 per meeting for QAGOMA Members / $15 Members’ guests (includes coffee and tea and sweets).
Inspired by the character of Frank Sidebottom, the 1980’s alter ego of eccentric English pop star Christopher Sievey, and co-written by ex-bandmate Jon Ronson, Frank is a whimsical comedy about an aspiring musician who finds himself in avant-garde pop band, the Soronprfbs, led by the cryptic Frank (Michael Fassbender) a man who functions only when wearing a large papier-mâché head.
Free / No bookings required; places are limited; please arrive early to secure your seat
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon appreciating the art of matching food and wine as you are guided through six pairings inspired by the seasonal GOMA Restaurant menu. Hear more about the winemaking process from a guest host, and learn some of the secrets of good food with Executive Chef Josue Lopez. This event is fast becoming a favourite on the Members calendar, so we recommend booking early to secure your place.
Bookings required / $70 Members / $85 Members' guests / Includes six courses of food and wine pairings and a take-home booklet of wine-tasting notes / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to RSVP by 8 May