Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Main entrance to GOMA.
Main entrance to GOMA.
Established December 2006 (2006-12)[1]
Location Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°28′14″S 153°01′02″E / 27.470606°S 153.017235°E / -27.470606; 153.017235Coordinates: 27°28′14″S 153°01′02″E / 27.470606°S 153.017235°E / -27.470606; 153.017235
Type Art museum
Visitors 1,000,000 (2010)[2]
Director Chris Saines[3]
Owner Government of Queensland
Public transit access Bus: Cultural Centre station
Train: South Brisbane station
Website qagoma.qld.gov.au

The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre.

GOMA opened on 2 December 2006. It is the Queensland Art Gallery's much-anticipated second building, and is the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Australia. Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art also houses Australia's first purpose built cinematheque. The gallery is situated on Kurilpa Point next to the Queensland Art Gallery and State Library of Queensland and faces the Brisbane River and the CBD, which is just across the river. The Gallery of Modern Art has a total floor area over 25,000 m² and the largest exhibition gallery is 1,100 m². The building was designed by Sydney architecture firm Architectus.

Design[edit]

In July 2002, Sydney-based company Architectus was commissioned by the Queensland Government following an Architect Selection Competition, to design the Gallery's second site, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

A main theme of Architectus's design is a pavilion in the landscape, one which assumes its position as both hub and anchor for this important civic precinct. Critical to this is the building's response to the site, its natural topography, existing patterns of urban generation, and the river.

Exhibitions[edit]

Entrance to GoMA during the exhibition "21st Century: Art in the First Decade"

Past exhibitions at GOMA include:

  • Ron Mueck (8 May – 1 August 2013)
  • Matisse: Drawing Life (3 December 2011 – 4 March 2012)
  • Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams (11 June - 2 October 2011)
  • 21st Century: Art in the First Decade (18 December 2010 - 26 April 2011)[4]
  • Picasso & his collection (9 June - 14 September 2009)
  • The China Project (28 March – 28 June 2009)
  • Optimism (15 November 2008 – 22 February 2009)
  • Andy Warhol (8 December 2007 – 13 April 2008)[5]

Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art[edit]

The Gallery of Modern Art has hosted three Asia-Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art jointly with the Queensland Art Gallery, since opening in 2006.

  • The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5) (2 December 2006 – 27 May 2007)
  • The 6th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6) (5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010)
  • The 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) (8 December 2012 - 14 April 2013)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Art Gallery. "History". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "GoMA tops Australia's most visited gallery list". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Queensland Art Gallery. "Trustees & Executive Management Team". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ GOMA - 21st Century
  5. ^ Queensland Art Gallery. "Past Exhibitions". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Queensland Art Gallery. "Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Queensland Gallery of Modern Art at Wikimedia Commons