Eye of the Storm: The Cinematography of John Seale Retrospective
Born in Warwick, Queensland, Seale began his career as a camera assistant for the ABC before establishing himself as one of Australia’s most celebrated cinematographers, with films such as Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Ozploitation stunt-spectacular Deathcheaters 1976 and the Gold Coast neo-noir Goodbye Paradise 1983.
Making his Hollywood debut shooting the thriller Witness 1985 for fellow Australian Peter Weir Seale’s bold use of colour and creative ...
Screwball season arrives at the Australian Cinémathèque!
The screwball comedy is one of the great treasures of American cinema. Emerging in the 1930s, these fast-talking farces subverted the conventions of romantic comedies with acid-tongued wit and slapstick silliness.
The genre rose to prominence amid the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, with audiences responding to the intermingling of metropolitan glamour and acerbic class commentary. Famously described by critic Andrew Sarris as ‘sex comedies without the sex’, screwball ...
Michael Zavros The Favourite Exhibition is coming to GOMA!
Frequently engrossed in notions of quality and luxury, fashion and appearance, Zavros's idealised imagery has developed alongside Australia's pronounced turn to conspicuous consumption and aspirational individualism.
‘The Favourite’ will profile significant thematic explorations of the artist, including fashion magazines, European palaces, luxury cars, his children, Narcissus and still life, in addition to his self-portraits and reflections upon his heritage. ...
Contemporary Art X Cinema is coming to GOMA this month!
The program is presented across five interconnected strands – Power and Protest, Ports of Memory, Estranged Existences, Searching for Self and Looking Back, Looking Forward.
Power and Protest
‘Power and Protest’ includes films that explore rebellion, resistance, and renewal. From brightly coloured visual essays and moving image satire, to dystopic tales of greed, violence and over-abundance, these films use appropriation, performance, and humour to highlight the current state of ...
eX de Medici Beautiful Wickedness is coming to GOMA this month!
Exhibition highlights include de Medici’s intricate botanical studies and her dazzling large-scale watercolours, as well as her compelling portrait of Midnight Oil Nothing’s as Precious as a Hole in the Ground 2001, and Shotgun Wedding Dress/ Cleave 2015, a bridal gown based on Julie Andrews’s dress from The Sound of Music.
Through these wide-ranging subjects and materials, de Medici aims to seduce her viewers, and to shake them out of complacency.
Juliette Binoche Retrospective is coming to Australian Cinémathèque this month!
Juliette Binoche is one of the most sought-after and celebrated actors of her generation building her career on the foundation of fearless, authentic, and sensitive performances. Crafting a screen persona that embodies meaning throughout her projects, Binoche is a unique actor bringing strong authorship not only to the role she plays but the whole film.
Boasting an extraordinary career of seventy feature films over five decades, Binoche has won a multitude of ...
City Symphony A Live Music & Film Series currently playing GOMA!
Presented as a series of 10 live music and film performances, the program will run monthly from February to November throughout 2023. Insightful and fascinating, these early cinematic experiments are a meld of documentary and film poem, that respond to the complexities of urban life and range from a joyous celebration of the bustling metropolis to a revealing portrait of hardships in communal and industrial spaces.
These stylish snapshots of city life include ...
Into the Green World Science Festival Brisbane 2023 is coming to GOMA!
Two new Australian documentaries lead this exciting line up - Greenhouse by Joost 2022 which details Artist and Designer Joost Bakker’s project to create a house that can provide food and energy.
Alongside this is Franklin 2022 which heads down the breath-taking Franklin River in to tell the story about the possibility for community-lead change in the face of what seemed an unstoppable commercial force – the proposed damming of Tasmania’s last wild river.
Melting into Air is coming to the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA this month!
‘Melting into Air’ illustrates the possibilities – and impossibilities – of capturing air on screen. These films consider the environmental consequences of mass industrialisation and the sublime potential of natural phenomena, humanity’s dreams of taking to the skies and the exquisite mechanics of respiration, the hidden mysteries within deep fogs and the transformative power of the invisible world around us.
This cinema program brings together films ...
‘Air’ is coming to GOMA this November!
Presented across the entire ground floor of GOMA, ‘Air’ features Collection favourites including Ron Mueck’s monumental human sculpture In bed, Anthony McCall’s solid-light installation Crossing and Jonathan Jones’ lyrical evocation of wind, breath and bird call, untitled (giran).
Tomás Saraceno’s floating work Drift: A cosmic web of thermodynamic rhythms anchors the exhibition with a sequence of 13 large suspended spheres, partly mirrored and partly ...