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The Western at GoMA

'The Western' celebrates one of the most popular and enduring genres of cinema. Known for its images of lone cowboys, Native Americans, barren landscapes and elemental hardships, the genre has influenced the way filmmakers depict confrontations between man and nature, civilisation and freedom since its inception in silent cinema. Inspired by the Wild West, the Western draws on a time of territorial expansion, bustling modernity and a burgeoning national identity. The genre reflects a ...

Steve Parish As One Exhibition

After forging a long career as a publisher, naturalist, teacher and photographer, As One celebrates Steve Parish’s career with his first ever exhibition of his fine art collection. The exhibition encapsulates the diverse beauty of our land, shown via a wide range of styles and image techniques. He has photographed new species of sea dragons while diving deep in Jervis Bay. He’s cried with wonder at the explosion of natural forces with the flooding of Lake Eyre. He’s recorded the ...

Ginger Meggs: Australia’s Favourite Boy Exhibition

Ginger Meggs first appeared in the Us fellers comic strip in Sydney’s Sunday Sun newspaper in 1921, and he and his gang – including girlfriend, Minnie Peters, and arch nemesis, Tiger Kelly – have kept us company ever since. This mischievous Australian icon was created by James ‘Jimmy’ Bancks. With his instantly recognisable red hair, shorts and shoes, his larrikin charms and endless ability to get himself into and out of trouble, ‘Ginge’, as he was affectionately known, ...

David Bowie is Exhibition at ACMI

David Bowie is was created by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London drawing upon unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive of costumes, objects, album artwork, and memorabilia. The exhibition includes lyric sheets, hundreds of photographs, stage sets, rare videos, filmed live shows, over 50 costumes and interviews with key collaborators. Special displays within the exhibition explore Bowie’s influences as musician, stage performer, writer and actor – ...

Wunderkammer: The strange and the curious

An exhibition in two parts, the first comprises objects that embody a Medieval or Early Modern (c. 600–1800) aesthetic. It includes scientific and medical instruments, religious paraphernalia, coins, illuminated manuscripts and contemporary artworks drawn from across The University of Queensland’s collections. Represented are objects from Fryer Library, Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History, Physics Museum, RD Milns Antiquities Museum, UQ Archives, UQ Art Collection, and the ...

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great at NGV

The exhibition, presented by the Hermitage Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia, is exclusive to Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. The Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP said: ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great will showcase treasures from one of the largest, oldest and most visited museums in the world. Another major event for Melbourne, this exhibition will provide visitors with a ...

World Press Photo 15 Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse

The 58th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers and showcases the world’s best press photos in categories ranging from news to nature and portraiture photography. This year 5,692 photographers from 131 countries submitted 97,912 images across eight categories in the competition. The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Mads Nissen of Scanpix/Panos Pictures. The image shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, experiencing an ...

William Bustard: Painting with light exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane

Bustard (1894 – 1973) was an artist, illustrator and stained-glass window designer, whose work continues to portray an optimistic view of a changing city. On arriving to Brisbane in 1921, he became captivated by the brilliant Queensland light and depicted this unique characteristic of our landscape through his multi-faceted art practice. Bustard was also acclaimed for his stained-glass designs – a craft which literally captures the light – with many of his detailed hand-drawn ...

Shirley Clarke and the New York beat Exhibition at GoMA

A dancer turned video artist and filmmaker, her work pushed beyond the boundaries of fiction and non-fiction and explored the space in-between. Her love of jazz found its way into many of her films, the improvisational rhythms matching the kinetic energy of her camerawork. With fellow filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Clarke was instrumental in the formation of the New American Cinema Group, now the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world. This program ...

Essential Bergman: Selected by David Stratton at ACMI

Showcasing ten Bergman titles hand-picked by Australia’s renowned film critic and broadcaster, the program features some of cinema’s most important and iconic titles, including The Seventh Seal, Persona, Wild Strawberries and Cries and Whispers. “Ingmar Bergman changed my life,” wrote Stratton in his introduction to the program. “When I saw Smiles of a Summer Night on October 31, 1957, at the Birmingham (UK) Film Society, my concept of cinema altered forever… I found in ...