The 9th
Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019

The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.

Alongside the exhibition will be a thought-provoking cinema program, academic symposium, creative hands-on experiences for kids, tours, programs and special events for all ages, kicking off with opening weekend festivities 24–25 November. We look forward to welcoming you to APT9.

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Programs & Events

Extend your APT9 experience with an ongoing program of talks, discussion panels, performances, tours and special events for visitors of all ages that will animate QAG and GOMA throughout the exhibition.

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Opening Weekend

With more than 34 APT9 artists onsite, the exhibition opens with a jam-packed, lively weekend of artist performances, panel discussions, artist talks, workshops.

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Held in conjunction with the exhibition, the all-day academic symposium of researchers, artists and curators will address some of the key areas of thought about contemporary art in the region; its histories, conditions and voices.

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APT9 Cinema celebrates film culture from across the Asia Pacific. ‘New Bollywood’ profiles a new and dynamic hybrid developing from a cross-pollination of India’s cinemas; ‘Contemporary Mellow Dramas’ showcases intimate dramas from East Asia; and ‘Microwave Films’ explores Marshallese life through the lens of a community-based production company.


Especially for life-long learners and education audiences, explore professional development offerings, workshops for students and bespoke access programs. Students and professionals of all ages are encouraged to delve deeper into resources both onsite and online.

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