Immerse yourself in ‘Water’ this summer at GOMA

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Water Exhibition no.2019.26 Organisation: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Start date: 7 December 2019 End date: 26 April 2020 Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Level 1 installation view

Whether you’re a creative, a deep thinker or just an art fanatic, this unique, immersive exhibition is sure to captivate your attention and keep you thinking.

In Water: The Exhibition, you can walk across a rocky riverbed by Olafur Eliasson, travel across a sea of suspended gymnastics rings in an immersive artwork by William Forsythe and play witness to animals from around the world gathering to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s extraordinary blue waterhole. And if that doesn’t entice you enough already, you can also come face to snowy-face with David Weiss’s ever-changing frozen snowman and reflect on our deeply rooted cultural traditions of water with Judy Watson and our historical dependency with Megan Cope.

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Water QAGOMA Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Gallery 1.2 installation view William Forsythe The Fact of the Matter 2009

It’s time to step into the immersive world of Water this summer at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.

GOMA invites you to explore the vital element that sustains all life as we know it: Water. The exhibition highlights the social, political and ecological value of water, while still maintaining a playful tone to keep the kids entertained.

Water: The Exhibition is held across several rooms and features more than 40 artworks from both international and Australian artists, featuring major interactive experiences (hello suspended indoor climbing frame) as well as some smaller scale treasures. With affordable entry fees and a ‘fun meets learning’ atmosphere, Water is the perfect inner-city destination for a family or your solo adventure.

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Water Exhibition no.2019.26 Organisation: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Start date: 7 December 2019 End date: 26 April 2020 Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Level 1 installation view
Image Credit: Olafur Eliasson

And if you’re more of a night owl, over two nights in March you can experience Water Up Late. The magical evening will include live music from local artists performing across both indoor and outdoor stages, pop-up performances, playful science displays, karaoke, and full bar and restaurant service. This immersive evening experience will be held on Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21 from 6-10.30pm.

Whether you decide to experience Water by day or Up Late, be sure to pencil this incredible exhibition on your summer bucket list. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss!

When: December – April 26, open 10am-5pm daily
Where: GOMA, South Brisbane
Cost: Single adult $18, single concession $16, single member $14, single child (5-12 years) $8, family (two adults + up to three children 5-12 years) $44.

To find out more visit qagoma.qld.gov.au.


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