QAGOMA is working closely with the Queensland Government to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Australian Government.
QAGOMA remains open to the public during its normal hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm daily, with cinema screenings in evenings as scheduled, and all arrangements being reviewed daily in light of latest advice.
For the safety of our community, all public programs, events and tours have been cancelled until further notice.
If you have purchased a ticket to Water Up Late (Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March) please see the event page for refund information. If you have paid to attend a program or event, aside from Up Late, you will be refunded within 10-15 working days.
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07 Dec 2019 – 26 Apr 2020
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed
Walk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson. See animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole. Gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat. Traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe. View the tidal currents rise and fall around Angela Tiatia. Reflect on the cultural traditions of bodies of water with Judy Watson, and on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden. Water invites you to do all this and much more.
Water opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.
Dive deeper with guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am every day from 9 December, and at the Water Sundays events with tours for kids, talks and hands-on workshops. See below for other exhibition related events.
Up Late will return across two massive nights on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020, with tickets on sale and line-up announced in December.
Purchase tickets in advance online or at the exhibition ticket desk until 4.00pm during the exhibition period.
Artwork conditions of entry:
Olafur Eliasson Riverbed 2014
Visitors must wear footwear at all times (no bare feet). Appropriate footwear is recommended.
William Forsythe The Fact of Matter 2009
For safety reasons, this artwork has height, weight and age restrictions. Children 12 and under require full adult supervision. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Participants must be in good health and free from any potentially adverse medical conditions.