First Artists: Cultural Experiences

The Gallery has recently co-designed a number of immersive experiences celebrating Australian First Nations art and culture, with 100% owned Indigenous business Blaklash Creative.

QAGOMA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Gallery stands in Brisbane. We pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present and, in the spirit of reconciliation, acknowledge the immense creative contribution First Australians make to the art and culture of this country.

First Artists: Evening Indigenous Experience for Groups

Available 5.30–8.30pm | Mon–Fri | Subject to availability

This experience, co-designed by QAGOMA and Blaklash Creative, celebrates and connects with Australian First Nations art and culture.

The evening commences with a private tour of incredible artworks from QAGOMA's Indigenous Collection with Katina Davidson (Kullilli/Yuggera), Curator, Indigenous Australian Art.

An immersive and creative hands-on weaving workshop follows, with multi-disciplinary artist Elisa Jane Carmichael (Quandamooka) as she helps guests express their creativity and shares traditional insights.

The bespoke event includes inspired culinary delights from QAGOMA’s Executive Chef, Doug Innes-Wills in collaboration with Koorie Chef, Chris Jordan from Three Little Birds. Chris will also share his passion for, and knowledge of, the native Australian ingredients being enjoyed during the event.

Ideal for groups of 30 to 50 people, this experience is perfect to re-connect teams or reward clients with a unique and memorable experience.

The evening runs as follows:
5.30–6.00pm | Arrival drinks & Indigenous Welcome
6.00–6.30pm | Tour of ‘I, Object’ at GOMA
6.30–8.30pm | Immersive workshop experience in GOMA’s stunning River Lounge, overlooking the Brisbane river and city,  accompanied by delicious canapes.
8.30pm | Guests depart with fresh insights and new knowledge, along with a gift to extend their cultural journey.

ONLY $459 per person, excl. GST

Special introductory offer: $417 per person

Minimum pax: 30 | Booking & Payment required 30 days in advance | Introductory price extended to Fri 27 Aug 2021

Bookings & Enquiries

Bronwyn Klepp
Head of Marketing
T: +61 7 3842 9255

Tour: Art & this place

11.30am–12.15pm Select Sundays | GOMA | Free, bookings required

Engage with artworks and the stories they tell, and reflect on the history of this place.

On this tour, you’ll hear from First Nations storytellers and creatives as they highlight artworks from QAGOMA’s Indigenous Australian Art Collection and explore the complex stories of history, culture and place that they tell.

This season’s facilitator: Troy Casey (Kamilaroi), Managing Director Blaklash Creative & Magpie Goose
This season’s artwork focus: Tony Albert whiteWASH 2018 (illustrated)

Tony Albert, Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples, Australia b.1981 / whiteWASH 2018 / Vintage ashtrays on vinyl lettering / Purchased 2018. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Tony Albert/Copyright Agency
Capacity is limited | Please note that tour content is repeated across all dates during this season

Upcoming dates: 2021

11.30am – 12.15pm | Sun 15 Aug

QAGOMA is thrilled to have developed these experiences with Blaklash Creative — and through them a number of other Indigenous businesses – to create positive experiences that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Blacklash Creative’s involvement in these projects is supported through a Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland initiative, thanks to the support of the Queensland Government’s Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.