Saturday, June 18, 2011

Surrealism at GoMA

   It's only been open since December 2006 but in that time, Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art has really struck a chord with Queenslanders. I heard on the radio the other day that it's now Australia's most visited gallery. Past exhibitions like 'Picasso', 'Ron Mueck' and 'Art in the 21st Century' have had people queueing out the door. (Click the GoMA label below for some shots.) With each major event, there is a cinematic season. The Children's Art Centre hosts a corresponding hands-on exhibition which captures the essence of the art but makes it imaginative and engaging for kids (and adults). 
    Right now, the Surrealism exhibition is in full swing and will continue until the beginning of October. Most of the work is on loan from the Pompidou Centre in Paris so you can see works by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and René Magritte to name but a few. You need to set aside a good chunk of a day to take in all the information, interactive activity, historical documents, sculpture and painting that awaits you. There's even a cafe halfway through where you can sit and take in all that you've learned over a flat white and a fancy biscuit...before jumping back in. Phew!

    They didn't allow photos in the main gallery this time but you can see some great shots of the kids' exhibit and discover the connection between Dalí and Chupa Chups lollipops HERE.


Gemma Wiseman said...

An impressive sign with all those hands! I'd so love to see this exhibition!

Rae Walter said...

I was thinking the same thng when I saw this post. Pity it's so far away. do

Pierre BOYER said...

Belle affiche...


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