James Turrell
Architectural Light Commission

GOMA | Free

A major architectural light installation by internationally renowned artist James Turrell (United States, b.1943) is set to transform the face of GOMA at night.

The commissioned installation will dramatically illuminate GOMA's eastern and southern facades from within. An evolving pattern of light, created by the artist specifically for the location will be visible from within the Cultural Precinct and across the river. The permanent artwork will realise architects Architectus + Davenport Campbell's original design intentions for the building to have an artist-created light work.

For more than half a century, James Turrell has worked with light and space to create immersive and moving artworks that play with viewers' perceptions. His large-scale luminous installations – located in or on buildings, or within landscapes – attract visitors from around the world.

Commissioned 2017 to mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Gallery of Modern Art. This project has been realised with generous support from the Queensland Government, Paul, Sue and Kate Taylor, the Neilson Foundation and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Appeal.