Wonderland Exhibition at ACMI
From first gracing the page in 1865, Alice has delighted audiences and inspired artists across generations. In more than 40 cinematic odysseys, she has epitomised the best in animation, been an arthouse icon and a blockbuster success.
Alongside her journey through pop culture, Wonderland explores how filmmaking, special effects and technology have reimagined one of the world’s most beloved characters.
In this must-see event, take a trip through the looking ...
Measures of Distance Exhibition at GoMA
The title alludes to the way artists investigate themes of emotional and physical distance or closeness (sometimes articulated as belonging and displacement). Travel and journeys (through the landscape or within the self), histories of colonisation, migration, and exile and return, appear alongside investigations of what it means to belong to a culture, a people, locality or home.
The exhibition focuses on regions such as Europe, United States, South America, ...
World Premiere of Terror Nullius by Soda_Jerk Coming Soon to ACMI!
TERROR NULLIUS is the third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), a ten-year, biennial program providing $100,000 for the creation of new works by mid-career Australian artists – and the most significant moving image commission in the country. Soda_Jerk take on the IPMIC following the success of The Was, their 2016 collaboration with The Avalanches. This year they have also presented multi-channel video installations at international art spaces including the Barbican, London; ...
Picasso the Vollard Suite Exhibition at QAG
Picasso once said of the role of an artist, 'it's not what the artist does that counts, but what he is'. He identified himself, along with his own sense of artistic creativity and sexuality, with the mythical figure of the Minotaur. Nowhere is the link between the artist and 'the untamable beast', to use Picasso's words, more apparent than in the 'Vollard Suite'. In these prints the major emphasis was devoted to transformations of the artists into his alter-ego, the Minotaur.
Every Day I Wait – Anne Scott Wilson Exhibition at MoB
Scott Wilson studied ballet as a child in Brisbane. Her first performance was in Christmas in Storyland at Brisbane City Hall in 1960 and she was a member of Queensland Ballet before her family moved to Melbourne.
Her works integrate video, photography, performance, sound, and installation to immerse the viewer in an almost physical experience that elicits a sense of what it is to move like a ballet dancer –weightless motion camouflaging the often painful and ...
Jean-Pierre Melville: The Outsider at ACMI
Dubbed the 'godfather of the French New Wave' and driven by a love of 30s and 40s American gangster films, director Jean-Pierre Melville's lean but vital oeuvre has influenced filmmakers across the world including Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, Michael Mann and Johnnie To.
Tinged with the trappings of film noir, dripping with style and a sardonic worldview, Melville created a meticulous playbook on the moral codes of desperate men and cool criminals, while setting the gold ...
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium Exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW
Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium’s ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries.
This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his ...
Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin at the Museum of Brisbane
After becoming one of China’s first cultural exchange students, Li made world-wide headlines in 1981 when he fell in love with an American dancer and decided he wanted to stay to the United States. With his Chinese citizenship revoked and unable to return to his home country, he danced with the Houston Ballet for 16 years. He enjoyed international success, which continued when he joined the Australian Ballet as a principal artist in 1995.
Today Li lives in Brisbane with his wife and ...
Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age – masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Exhibition
Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, this exhibition includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn.
Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. In the Dutch golden age, the art of painting flourished like never before. Artists sensitively ...
Yayoi Kusama – Life is the Heart of a Rainbow Exhibition at GoMA
'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' is a focused survey of Kusama's vast body of work. The exhibition takes in key motifs in her art as they have developed since the early 1950s, her engagement with the body and her expansive conception of space.
It includes early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of the artist's celebrated 'net' paintings, performance, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic 'infinity rooms' and large-scale installations of her later ...