Grace Chang: Modern Songstress at QAGOMA
The program celebrates the songstress films of Hong Kong cinema during the 1950s and 1960s and their most alluring star: Grace Chang (Ge Lan).
This period of Mandarin cinema reflected the burgeoning changes in Hong Kong society – the mixing of East and West, old and new, regional influences and urban experiences. Grace Chang was one of the singers and actresses who dominated the screen and her appearances in Hollywood-influenced romantic comedies, musicals and ...
Hadron Collider Exhibition at Queensland Museum
Buried deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland, the Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and the product of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The LHC is responsible for some of CERN’s most renowned work, including the discovery of the Higgs boson particle in 2012. The Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building ...
Ink Remix at the Museum of Brisbane
Ink Remix explores how these artists are thinking about ink as a contemporary, dynamic and diverse form of visual expression, and what it means to contemporary society.
The exhibition features the work of 14 established and emerging artists from the region, who are pushing the boundaries of this practice. In a multilingual experience, explore a wide range of media including painting, photography ink jet prints, video and animation, as well as unexpected materials such as Coca-C...
Sugar Spin Exhibition at GOMA
Major new artworks include Nervescape, a multi-coloured landscape of synthetic hair by Icelandic-born artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter, and the electrifying Heard by American sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave, a group of vibrant sculptural horses brought to life by dancers.
'Sugar Spin' also marks the return of Carsten Höller's much-loved Left/Right Slide, spiralling visitors from the top floor of GOMA to the bottom; Ron Mueck's oversized In bed; Olafur Eliass...
Versailles – Treasures from the Palace Exhibition at NGA
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace will be on show in Canberra from 9 December 2016.
More than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture items, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens, and personal items from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, will bring to life the reigns of three Kings, their Queens and mistresses in a fascinating and often tumultuous period of French history.
The exhibition will celebrate the lives, loves and passions of the ...
This Land is Mine | This Land is Me at GoMA
The program considers the philosophy and politics of land ownership and the balance between exploitation, cultivation and sustainability. The program is presented across four interweaving strands – Connection, Transition, Consequence and Revelation. It features powerful stories of the human experience of landscape and reveals some of the distinct ways in which nature has been characterised in art and cinema.
The title of the project is taken from the lyrics to a song by musicians ...
Frank Stella – The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection Exhibition at NGA
Stella was born in 1936 in Malden, outer suburban Boston. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1958, then moved to New York. ‘I never really wanted to become an artist. But, I did want to make things’, he confessed in a conversation with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Adam D Weinberg on 7 March 2014, and an interest in contemporary events followed. Like many young artists in immediate postwar America, he was initially smitten ...
House of Mirrors at Brisbane Powerhouse
Since the 19th Century, mirror mazes have been trapping and reflecting participants, challenging those that venture into them, both physically and psychologically, resulting in delight, amazement and sometimes, fear.
The House of Mirrors includes Kaleidoscopic like chambers, voids, doorways and darkened breaks, the purist and most traditional form of a mirrored maze. No added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no sound track or soundscape. The primary ingredients ...
David Hockney: Current Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria
Exhibition highlights include more than 600 extraordinary and sometimes animated iPad digital drawings of still life compositions, self-portraits and large-scale landscapes including scenes of Yosemite National Park. Another highlight is The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods, a breath-taking and immersive video work showcasing the changing landscape of Hockney’s native Yorkshire, each season comprised of nine high-definition screens. A dedicated 35-metre long gallery lined with more than 80 ...