European Masterpieces Up Late at GOMA in August
Up Late returns to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) over two star-studded nights in August, with sets by leading Queensland musicians and DJs, drop-in drawing, bars and more.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said European Masterpieces Up Late would be presented from 6.00 to 10.30pm on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August.
‘We are excited to see Up Late back at GOMA during ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, an exhibition of 65 paintings by artists including Titian, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet and more,’ Mr Saines said.
‘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.
‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.
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.
‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar; and by Major Partner Shayher Group.
For more information about European Masterpieces Up Late and to purchase tickets, visit qagoma.qld.gov.au/uplate. General admission tickets on sale from 4pm today - Friday 23 July.
EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES UP LATE FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT
Friday 27 August
Washington | Beckah Amani | Lute-pop cover band: Death Cab for Luties | DJ: Girls in Hats | + more to be announced
Saturday 28 August
Hatchie | Lute-pop cover band: Death Cab for Luties | DJ: Hol Hibbo | + more to be announced
Stay tuned for the second line-up announcement coming soon.
Artists at work: Drop by and see visual art students from the Queensland College of Art sketching a live costumed model at the GOMA Bistro.
‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ is also open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm at GOMA until 17 October 2021.