Lunch & Lecture: 'APT10 Part 6'
‘Australia and West Asia in APT10’

11.00AM Wed 20 Apr 2022
GOMA | GOMA Restaurant, Cinema A | Ticketed

Delve deeper into QAGOMA exhibitions and displays at our monthly Members lecture then catch up with friends over a two-course lunch in the GOMA Restaurant.

Australian Art Curators Ellie Buttrose and Samantha Littley will engage members in a two-part conversation that explores the work of Australian artists Phuong Ngo, Koji Ryui, Yasmin Smith and Vipoo Srivilasa, and artworks by several West Asian artists, among them Nazgol Ansarinia, Maryam Ayeen and Abaas Shahsavar, and Alia Farid.

While ceramicists Smith and Srivilasa create disparate objects, their artworks for APT both draw parallels between cultures. In Smith’s case, casts of Eucalyptus grandis native to Australia and Ci zhu bamboo from Jiajiang County, Sichuan Province, China, generate dialogue around introduced species and climate change. Srivilasa’s secular deities pay homage to Thailand, and acknowledge what his relocation to Australia has meant to him.

Ryui and Farid’s found and fabricated objects transform the spaces they inhabit, while collaboration forms the basis of work by husband and wife duo Ayeen and Shahsavar, and Ngo whose diptychs have been individualised by over 100 co-creators from his personal and professional networks.

Bookings essential, places are limited / Book online, call (07) 3840 7278  
$59 Members / $68 Members’ guests / Includes a glass of wine and a two-course lunch (main and dessert), followed by tea or coffee. If you wish to be seated with friends, please advise us at the time of booking.
Lecture only tickets may be available, free for Members / $10 Member’s guests.
To comply with social distancing measures capacity at this event is limited, book early to avoid disappointment. We have increased cleaning frequency, handwashing and sanitiser facilities, and introduced distance markers for queuing. We require your name and contact details, as well as your guest's, when booking to support contact tracing.