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Some of the biggest names in the Australian restaurant industry descended on the Gallery to whip up some culinary masterpieces, the recipes for which will feature in a divinely illustrated recipe section – the most delicious take on Australian exhibition publishing to date – published to accompany the upcoming exhibition of the same name at GOMA.
Harvest will showcase culinary masterpieces by renowned and highly acclaimed chefs Shannon Bennett, Alejandro Cancino, Brenda Fawdon, Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter, Rene Redzepi, Ryan Squires, James Viles and Ben Williamson. It will be a celebration of food – as nourishment, the key to who we are, where we’ve been, and its power to bring people together. More on our blog…
Changes in our media technology and consumption, along with changes in the concept of the art museum itself, have sparked a renewed interest in performance art. ‘Trace: Performance and its Documents' brings together new commissions with historical and contemporary works from across the Gallery’s Collection.
Engagement and exchange with people is a central element in Cai Guo-Qiang’s work. Conceived by the artist as an integral element in the exhibition, the Tea Pavilion is a place within the ‘Falling Back to Earth’ exhibition for visitors to reflect on the works they have experienced, and to engage with one another. May King Tsang, Brisbane-based tea consultant presents gongfu ceremonies 1pm and 2pm every Sunday. Free tastings of cold compressed Tie Guan Yin tea are also available daily in the Tea Pavilion. Read more about May King Tsang on our blog… and her tips on making the perfect cup of green tea.
Seeing the Australian land in a completely fresh way was Fred Williams’s great life’s work. Comprising more than 90 works, many never before shown at the Gallery, ‘Fred Williams: Painter, Printmaker’ is a reassessment of a kind — a way for audiences to revisit Williams’s extraordinary achievements, as both painter and printmaker. More on our blog…
This work has been described as Bea Maddock’s ‘Magnum Opus’, indeed it is the accumulation of not only years of dedication producing the actual editioned suite of 5, but a career of refining her practice. Read more at our blog.
Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year & around the globe we say goodbye to the snake & welcome in the year of the horse… a great reason to visit ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ at GOMA. Here’s a new year tip: wear new clothes & ensure you are polite to others – it sets the tone for the year to come.
| KNOW OUR COLLECTION | This jacaranda was once a landmark in Brisbane’s original Botanic Gardens, which adjoined the grounds of the Brisbane Technical College (now QUT) where Rivers taught from 1891 to 1915. It shows Rivers himself and his wife, Selina, taking tea.
R. Godfrey Rivers, England/Australia 1858-1925 / Under the Jacaranda 1903 / Oil on canvas / Purchased 1903 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery [Currently on display at QAG]