More pictures of the “Head On” exhibit – part of “Falling Back to Earth” by Cai Guo-Qiang at GoMA.
I was lucky enough to see the artist in person, being interviewed:
More enormous art from APT7.
These ‘koromb’ and ‘kwat’ artworks are by PNG Artists Kwoma Arts – fantastic!
APT7 is the seventh “Asia Pacific Triennial” art exhibit, on show right now at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art.
Here are a few pictures taken earlier in the week, during our quick visit.
There are a number of very, very large art pieces including these two featured in these pictures: “Big Yellow” by Richard Maloy, and “Korumbo” by the Britiki Cultural Group (Papua New Guinean artists).
Both of these are almost too big to be photographed with my 18 – 135 lens at 18mm. Big Yellow is 2 stories tall and fills one entire end of a large gallery – I would guess it is 15m long. One of these photos is taken inside it! I have included a photo of Korumbo with people in front of it for scale – it is about 12m tall, possibly more.
Plenty of extra pictures will follow, of other interesting art from APT7, in future posts.
These artworks are also part of the current “Contemporary Australia: Women’ exhibit at Gallery of Modern Art.
‘prisms remember you’ may do interesting things to your camera if you try to use autofocus – good luck!
See my many previous posts about GoMA here:
I was back at GoMA last weekend and had to revisit this work, which I think is just brilliant.
I’ve experimented a bit with a combination of B&W and colour in these pics – not sure if I’m happy with the results – let me know what you think!
Another of Ah Xian’s works ‘Human human – Bust No.5’ is also on display – it’s a bit confronting for my taste, but a nice contrast to these other pictures.
My other post with pictures of Ah Xian’s work is here: Cloisonné.
Photos from a visit to GoMA to see the new exhibit “Lightness & Gravity”:
We also briefly visited the rest of Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum and other places on the same day – so I hope to add those photos later.
For other photos from previous trips to GoMA, see the above links, and these ones:
and other posts linked from those.
Pip & Pop have a huge exhibit at GoMA at the moment entitled “We miss you magic land” in the Childrens’ Gallery area. It’s fun, definitely pitched to kids and has cool computer-based activities connected with it as well which my kids really liked.
It’s all a bit ‘trippy’ for my tastes, but certainly spectacular (see the gallery below – click the pictures for full size slideshow) – and your kids will probably love it too.
“We miss you magic land” is free at GoMA and finishes in early March, so if you are keen to see it – be quick!
I promise that this is the last blog post about GoMA for a while – I have other art galleries to haunt ;) – and here are links to my other posts from the same (photographically productive) day.
Across Country (one of my favourites)
Cloisonné (another of my favourites)
“Across Country” is an exhibition showcasing five years of indigenous Australian art from the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art collection.
There are some quite stunning pieces:
I thought these ‘morning star poles’ were absolutely fantastic:
I loved these baskets, and the shadows were pretty great as well:
Darn people keep getting in my shots . . . :)
A continuation of this series, see the previous post here —> Yes, sometimes there are people ….
I hope you get the sense of ‘chaos’ from this photo – complete with the lens flare from the low, bright lighting – that’s the mood I was trying to capture. Which is a nice contrast to this next one:
I like how people are a feature in most of these pics, but not the main feature – just the style which I like.
I’ll finish with one of my favourite things – silhouettes:
(I don’t think this post will offend anyone, but please note it contains ‘mature content’.)
This full size cloisonné figure (made of copper covered in enamel) was one of the works I thought was fantastic at GoMA on the weekend.
(If you missed the previous post about GoMA’s 5th anniversary, it’s here: GoMA turns 5)
This figure is in a great spot in front of a window overlooking the river and even the approach to it is interesting to photograph, with reflections in front and the light behind:
Had a great trip with the family to the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (universally known as GoMA), which is celebrating its 5 year anniversary.
There were some great exhibits including a major one by Yayoi Kusama, children’s gallery by Pip & Pop, and work by Ah Xian . I’ll blog about them in more detail another time. The featured exhibit is of the drawings of Matisse, which I hope to see soon (no photography allowed in the Matisse exhibit – booooo!)
No time for this exhibit today!
Can’t believe they don’t allow non-flash photos – Neanderthals!
The Across Country exhibit – showcasing 5 years of the GoMA indigenous art collection – was fantastic too – I’ll do a blog post about it in more detail later. The Glory Poles were great to photograph.
Stay tuned for more blog posts about the exhibits – I took hundreds of photos so they’ll take a while to sort through – first impressions look good!