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The Motorcycle – Design, Art, Desire exhibition is coming to GOMA this November

Featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from the 1860s to present day, it will consider the iconic vehicle from the perspective of social history, popular culture, design and technology. The exhibition will tap into the appeal of this enduring object of design and art, looking at the motorcycle’s past, present and future.   //   Highlights of the exhibition will include: A 1868 Michaux-Perraux, the first steam powered velocipede and oldest ...

The Bunnies are coming to Brisbane!

The very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, have been taking over the planet. The bunnies of Intrude stand enormous, yet relaxed and appear to be quite at home in their new patch. – Artist, Amanda Parer   //   Standing tall yet relaxed at seven-metres high, the bunnies of Intrude will see their first visit to Brisbane as this world-renowned artwork installation lands at Eagle Street Pier. Brisbane’s premier Riverside dining precinct is pleased to ...

Céline Sciamma: Portrait of a Lady on Fire retrospective

Sciamma received widespread critical acclaim for her coming-of-age trilogy (Water Lilies 2007, Tomboy 2011 and Girlhood 2014), and has been highly sought after as a scriptwriter. She was awarded the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the most recent Cannes Film Festival for her directorial feature Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019.   //   This program brings together Sciamma’s evocative cinematic style and distinct approach to filmmaking showcasing her works as ...

Giants Among Us video installation is currently playing at Metro Arts

Passers-by become audience as they bear witness to gentle giants sharing an invitation to pause, watch and listen. Towering above passers-by, children peer, play and pace, asking audiences the question; do you notice us now?   //   Created in collaboration with children through a series of exploratory workshops, Giants Among Us is a reflection on Article 13 of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which states that “the child shall have the right to freedom of ...

Ephemera by Benjamin Knapton is coming to Metro Arts

Created by Benjamin Knapton, the installation combines 40 interviews from people integral to Metro Arts over the past 40 years. Using various video editing techniques across a multitude of screens, the work provokes questions about place, community and social context: how can architecture, people and organisations interact to create something worth talking about?   //   Ephemera is a kaleidoscopic event that will hold the mind, the eyes and the ears in equal enchantmen...

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Over 125 Queensland languages were once spoken, now approximately 50 of these remain spoken daily. Join the journey of six Queensland communities saving their traditional languages. Spoken presents an alternative retelling of the prevailing colonial narrative – placing rare historical records alongside the inspiring work ...

The Noise of Waters is coming to GOMA

‘The Noise of Waters’ surveys a selection of films that have attempted to reconcile these dynamics. It presents raucous ocean voyages (The Wild Boys 2017), joyful beach vacations (Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 1953), lethal bayous (Southern Comfort 1981), strange sailors (Night Tide 1961), much-loved pools (Sexy Beast 2000) and famous downpours (Singin’ in the Rain 1952). The program also looks at different perspectives on water from locations around the world, including Brazil (Barrav...

Hugh Ramsay Exhibition is now showing at the NGA

Displaying a passion for art early on, Ramsay entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne at 16. Spending time in Paris as a young man, he worked from a studio in Montparnasse for much of 1901–02 and had four paintings selected for the New Salon in Paris in 1902, an exceptional feat for an emerging artist.   //   Ramsay was close to his family and featured them in his work, the most notable being those of his sisters, Jessie, Margaret and Nell. Two of them feature ...

Water Exhibition is now open at GOMA

‘Water’ opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.   //   Dive deeper with guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am every day from 9 December, and at the Water Sundays events with tours ...

Jake Moss: With Feelings Exhibition

A collection of blatant and honest paintings, Moss describes his work as colourful, meaningful, philosophical, funny, serious, pretty, ugly and BIG. Growing up with split parents, one whom was very religious and the other who had found their livelihood managing a brothel, Moss brings a kaleidoscope of opinions and influences to his eye catching and controversial images.   //   Experience this widely creative and colourful artist and meet him in person during Wonderland ...