GOMA TURNS 10 AMBASSADORS
As part of GOMA turning ten, the Gallery has launched a new Ambassador program of supporters to assist in advocating GOMA as a space where people can connect to the relevance and transformative potential of contemporary art and ideas.
These Ambassadors each have a strong connection to the Gallery and are successful across a range of different fields, reflecting the diversity of GOMA's audiences.
Diego Aquilizan is a filmmaker currently studying Film and Television Production at JMC Academy in Brisbane. He works as a QAGOMA assistant on both Public Programs and Children's Art Centre teams. After migrating with his family from the Philippines in 2006, he aspires to explore the themes of migration and identity through film.Hear what GOMA means to Diego
Margie Fraser is the Brisbane editor of Vogue Living, Artichoke and Houses, and a writer specialising in design, art and architecture. Margie has had a long association with QAGOMA and served on the Gallery's Board of Trustees from 2010-2014.Hear what GOMA means to Margie
Patience Hodgson is lead singer of The Grates, a three-piece indie rock band formed Brisbane in 2002. Along with her husband guitarist John Patterson, Patience oversees the Southside Tea Room and Death Valley Bar in Morningside, Brisbane. Patience is a passionate supporter of GOMA and its Public Programs.Hear what GOMA means to Patience
Alison Kubler is a freelance curator and writer. She is Associate Curator of the University of Queensland Art Museum, and a Board Director of the Museum of Brisbane. Alison is also co-director of mc/k art consulting, and has co-authored a major publication with Mitchell Oakley-Smith entitled 'Art/Fashion in the 21st Century'.Hear what GOMA means to Alison
Benjamin Law is a Queensland-born, Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter best known for his two books The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012). A television adaptation of The Family Law recently premiered on SBS to critical acclaim.Hear what GOMA means to Benjamin
Alexander Lotersztain is an Argentinian born, Brisbane-based designer with an international reputation. He is founder of the multi-disciplinary design studio Derlot, and has shown at the esteemed Milan Furniture Fair. Alexander is represented by Rosanna Orlandi Gallery, Milan.Hear what GOMA means to Alexander
Kevin O'Brien is an architect whose professional career has included private and public practice in Dublin, Brisbane and Sydney as well as the completion of a Master of Philosophy (Architecture) at the University of Queensland.Hear what GOMA means to Kevin
Lydia Pearson is a fashion designer and until very recently was half of Brisbane-based fashion duo Easton Pearson. Lydia is now lecturing students of fashion at QUT Kelvin Grove and travelling. She has been a long standing supporter of QAGOMA.Hear what GOMA means to Lydia
Peta-Maree has been a Visitor Services Officer at QAGOMA since 2008. Brisbane born and bred Peta-Maree is passionate about art and creating a welcoming environment for all visitors to the Gallery.Hear what GOMA means to Peta Maree
Gail Sorronda is a Brisbane-based fashion designer known for her use of monochromatic palettes and exaggerated or sculptural silhouettes. Gail has garnered a national and international profile since establishing her label 'Gail Sorronda' in 2005.Hear what GOMA means to Gail
Sol Ward is the Gallery's youngest GOMA Turns 10 Ambassador. He is a student at West End State School and regular visitor to GOMA. Sol has also assisted the Gallery with trials for various Children's Art Centre programs. He enjoys ballet and recently auditioned for the Australian Ballet.Hear what GOMA means to Sol
Michael Aird is an Indigenous Australian artist, historian and anthropologist. In 1996 he established Keeaira Press, a bespoke publishing house with the primary focus of recording aspects of Aboriginal history and culture. Michael has curated a number of key exhibitions throughout major Queensland institutions.
Richard Barker is CEO for the Queensland Reds and former general manager of Southern Cross Austereo Brisbane since 2003. Richard is a long-time supporter of the Gallery and its programs.
Pamela Easton is a fashion designer and until very recently was half of Brisbane-based fashion duo Easton Pearson. Pam is currently planning future projects and travelling. She has been a long standing supporter of QAGOMA.
Morris Gleitzman is a much-loved author of children's books and young adult fiction. Formerly based in Sydney, he now resides in Brisbane. In addition to his writing he coordinates literary workshops with young adults and children.