Water

07 Dec 2019 – 26 Apr 2020
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed

Walk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson; see animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole; gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat; traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe; view the tidal currents rise and fall around Angela Tiatia; reflect on the cultural traditions of bodies of water, including the Brisbane River, with Judy Watson; and on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden... and so much more!

When ‘Water’ opens this summer at GOMA, visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and aims to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

Discover more about the ‘Water’ exhibition with daily guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am commencing 9 Dec, on select Sundays with tours for kids, talks, hands-on workshops, and other related events listed below.

Plus, Up Late returns across two massive nights on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020 (Tickets on sale and line-up announced Dec 2019)







Angela Tiatia, New Zealand/Australia b.1973 / Holding On (still) 2015

Angela Tiatia, New Zealand/Australia b.1973 / Holding On (still) 2015 / © Angela Tiatia / Courtesy: Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney.

Martina Amati, Italy b. 1969 / Under (Depth) (detail) 2015

Martina Amati, Italy b. 1969 / Under (Depth) (detail) 2015 / Digital film, colour, 11 minutes, looped (one channel of 3-channel installation) / Courtesy and ©: Martina Amati.

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