[Island Currents] is a celebration of the land, sea and sky of north Queensland / On display in the QAG Watermall

The Gallery will unveil a new permanent display of Indigenous Australian art when ‘Everywhen Everywhere’ opens this Saturday.

Detail of ‘Everywhen Everywhere’ featuring Joe Ngallametta, Kugu Muminh/Kugu Uwanh people, Australia 1945-1005, Thap yongk (Law poles) 2002-03, Carved milkwood (Alstonia muellerana) with synthetic polymer paint and natural pigments, Commissioned 2002 with funds from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, © The artist; and Fiona Foley, Badtjala people, Wondunna clan, Fraser Island, Australia b.1964, DISPERSED 2008, Charred laminated wood, cast aluminium, .303 inch calibre bullets, Purchased 2013. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, © The artist

Our new display of the International and Asian Collection draws on the long history of cultural, mercantile and artistic exchange between Europe, East Asia and Australia.

The display showcases key holdings of historic art and design alongside modern and contemporary art that engage in dialogues with these traditions.

Exploring themes such as art and faith in everyday life, the invention of porcelain in China and its introduction into Europe and the influence of Japanese art and design, photography and film on the development of modern art, the works on display weave a coherent and often surprising new thread through QAGOMA’s permanent collections.

Are you excited Australia? / ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ opens 1 Nov at GOMA / This will be a rare opportunity to view over 100 unique garments drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan / Brisbane only.

[Summer of Japanese cool heats up at GOMA] The opening weekend program of events has been announced for ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’. Across the weekend, 1 – 2 November, a range of in-conversation events, discussions and exhibition tours will celebrate and explore the key themes and ideas in the exhibition.

Undercover (Jun Takahashi) / Undercover / Autumn/Winter 2000-01 / Photograph: Takashi Hatakeyama

Here are some Fan Friday photos we’ve already reposted on Instagram & the last shot by @tanyamay04 which is tomorrow’s feature / Don’t forget to tag your photos #qagoma so we can share your Gallery visit.

Images by @gemdai77, @kirstin_c, @bigshotdan, @woonietan, @talulahtalulahtalulah, @gemdai77, @tanyamay04

[Cinema] Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound cinema in the early 1930s delivered some of the most risqué films seen onscreen until those of the late 1960s. ‘Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of pre-Code Cinema’ celebrates this unique period of creative freedom which ended with the reinstatement of traditional moral values through the Motion Picture Production Code in 1934 / Starts Friday 26 September at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA.

Production stills from Blonde Venus 1932 / Director: Josef von Sternberg / Image courtesy: Universal Pictures, British Film Institute

[Last Days] Tomás Saraceno's Biosphere works are on display in the Long Gallery at GOMA as part of #Harvest until Sun 21 Sep. Read more on our blog

How did we install Tomás Saraceno’s Biospheres at GOMA?

[Calling Harajuku Girls of Brisbane!] GOMA is seeking a group of enthusiastic Harajuku girls to be part of the coveted opening events for Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion in Brisbane on Fri 31 Oct / Successful applicants will receive a season pass for two to the ‘Future Beauty’ exhibition & Future Beauty Up Late events valued at $470 / Think you’ve got what it takes? / Get in touch by emailing your details to info@qagoma.qld.gov.au / Don’t forget to include a photo / Applications close Tue 30 Sep / Applicants must be 18 years or older