Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 is coming this October!
Presented by QAGOMA, the 11-day citywide Festival will showcase more than 100 feature, documentary and short films, including new releases from around the world and a series of curated highlights exploring current ideas from Iranian, Asian and African filmmakers.
The BIFF 2018 cinema experience also includes VR theatre performances, silent films presented with new live scores and platforms for filmmakers to engage with audiences.
Join Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith and her team ...
Golden Age of Czech Animation coming soon to the Australian Cinémathèque!
Jiří Trnka’s stop motion puppet animations rivalled Walt Disney in both output and international acclaim, earning him the title the ‘Disney of the East’. Karel Zeman took animation to new poetic heights, interweaving animation techniques with live-action filmmaking.
All three overcame the constraints of postwar politics to create extraordinary works which still inform the work of filmmakers like Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson...
James Turrell Architectural Light Commission will light up GOMA tomorrow!
From dusk, the commissioned installation will dramatically illuminate GOMA's eastern and southern facades from within. An evolving pattern of light, created by the artist specifically for the location will be visible from within the Cultural Precinct and across the river. The permanent artwork will realise architects Architectus + Davenport Campbell's original design intentions for the building to have an artist-created light work.
For more than half a century, James Turrell has ...
The Great Detective at QAGOMA Cinémathèque
The program’s opening weekend features a screening of the silent mystery classic Sherlock Holmes 1916 with live musical accompaniment. Thought lost for more than half a century, it was recently rediscovered and restored. And, don’t miss a classic private eye pairing when Robert Mitchum’s Philip Marlowe appears in Farewell, My Lovely 1975 before Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade sets out on the case of The Maltese Falcon 1941.
LIVE MUSIC & FILM SCREENINGS
Tony Albert Visible Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery
The exhibition will continue the Gallery's commitment to presenting major exhibitions of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.
One of the most exciting Australian artists working today, Tony Albert interrogates representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy.
Tony Albert Visible Exhibition
Queensland Art Gallery
2 June 2018 – 7 October 2018
Patricia Piccinini – Curious Affection Exhibition at GoMA
Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures, Piccinini invites us to think about our place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies are challenging the boundaries of humanity.
Working in Melbourne, Piccinini has attracted international renown since 2003, when she represented Australia at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Most recently, her exhibition ‘Consciousness’, which toured Brazil in 2016–17, ...
Two Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Cinema at GoMA
The program encompasses multiple genres and cinematic forms, including gripping depictions of human survival (Barefoot Gen 1983), merciless satires (Dr. Strangelove 1964), unflinching dystopian prophecies (Letters from a Dead Man 1986), and radioactively tinged science fiction (La Jetée 1962). Using the frameworks of traditional feature films, animation, experimental and short cinema, these works explore a topic that is frightening, mesmerising, and almost unimaginable.
Exotic Hollywood at GoMA
An eclectic mix of documentary, drama and escapist fantasy, these films transplanted topical narratives of shifting gender, race and social values to the dramatic foreign landscapes of Africa, the Middle East, the South Seas and Asia.
'Exotic Hollywood' brings together a selection of these films drawn from the time between World War One and World War Two, when international tourism was still only accessible to the affluent. It offers insights into the American ...
All the World’s Memories at GoMA
The program features works that reflect on humanity's engagement with the natural world and built environment; portraits of public and private personalities made from home recordings; visual essays and compilations that mine material appropriated from news agencies, advertising and popular cinema; and pioneering collage films that juxtapose found footage from disparate sources. Connecting the various works is a desire to understand the world through poetic forms of montage.
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, ...