‘Up Late is a special after dark opportunity to experience the exhibition alongside a thrilling line-up of live music on the main stage outside GOMA, pop-up performances, DJs and more.
‘Across GOMA’s entire ground floor, ‘European Masterpieces’ takes visitors on a remarkable journey through five centuries of European painting from exquisite devotional scenes of the early Renaissance to fleeting glimpses of nature captured by the Impressionists.’
On Friday 27 August, Up Late will feature the evocative sounds of Brisbane’s own critically acclaimed indie star Washington and Beckah Amani’s lush pop-folk fusion, while Saturday 28 August will include a synth-heavy dream pop set from Hatchie, with more incredible Queensland talent soon to be announced for both evenings.
On both nights the vibrant river-side ambience of the GOMA Bistro will host emerging visual artists from the Queensland College of Art presenting their own takes on the artworks featured in ‘European Masterpieces’.
Inside GOMA, visitors to the exhibition’s interactive space The Studio can create their own still life drawings from arrangements of flowers, fruit and other objects, draw a live costumed model and soak up the sounds of lute duo Death Cab for Luties performing the latest pop songs on the River Room stage.
If you have a pre-purchased ticket to European Masterpieces Up Late you can travel free to and from GOMA. Plan your journey across all regular network-wide buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains (excluding Brisbane City Council Ferries and Airtrain services). Free travel begins 4 hours before and concludes 4 hours after the event on both Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August. Pre-purchased Up Late tickets need to be shown to drivers or ticket inspectors.
The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) Program, which provides funding for the purchase of insurance for significant cultural exhibitions. Without AGIEI, the high cost of insuring significant cultural items would prohibit this major exhibition from touring to Australia.
Funding for insurance has been provided through the Queensland Government Exhibition Insurance Scheme administered through Arts Queensland.