Beyond Eco-Anxiety

 

Our current exhibition ‘Water’ highlights a precious resource that sustains all forms of life on our planet, and sparks conversations about the role we play in the environment and the social challenges we face today. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change, you’re not alone! Watch GOMA Talks Beyond Eco-Anxiety which examines…

Time-lapse: Watch Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Riverbed’ come to life

Olafur Eliasson’s commanding and interactive Riverbed 2014 is currently on view in the ‘Water‘ exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The small stream that weaves through a landscape of water-rounded stones offers audiences a chance to explore, play, and ponder its existence. This interior-environment is out of place, without vegetation, birds or other…

Japonisme: Japanese aesthetics in France

The influence of Japanese aesthetics in France during the nineteenth century proved pivotal to a number of modern art movements.  To celebrate the artistic intersections between France and Japan, the Gallery presents screens and decorative ware alongside impressionist landscapes and modern works. Coined in 1872 to describe the influence of Japanese art on European artists…

Vale: James Mollison

James Mollison AO (1931–2020), founding director of the National Gallery of Australia, later director of the National Gallery of Victoria, and a major donor to art institutions around Australia, including QAGOMA, passed away in January. He leaves a singular legacy as a professional art museum director who, over the course of the modern era, shaped…

Indigenous knowledge and our environment

Our current exhibition ‘Water’ sparks conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today. In the discussion ‘Traditional responses to contemporary problems’, artists Megan Cope, Nicole Foreshew and Judy Watson spoke with ABC Radio National’s Daniel Browning, about their work in the exhibition as well as the importance and urgency of engaging First Nations’…