Friday, November 25, 2011

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Henri Matisse / Henri Matisse etching 1900 / Collection: Biblioth`que nationale de France / © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2011
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Henri Matisse / Henri Matisse etching 1900 / Collection: Bibliothèque nationale de France / © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2011

Matisse: Drawing Life

WHEN: 3 December 2011 — 4 March 2012
WHERE: The Fairfax Gallery (1.1) and 1.2, GoMA
GoMA Turns 5

The most comprehensive exhibition of Henri Matisse's prints and drawings ever mounted. Presented in partnership with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the exhibition includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. Read more
 
Visitors enjoying The Drawing Room / Photograph: Mark Sherwood  

The Drawing Room

WHEN: 3 December 2011 — 4 March 2012
WHERE: Long Gallery (1.2), GoMA

We invite all visitors to take up pencil and paper and enjoy The Drawing Room — a large–scale creative space inspired by Matisse and his working environments. With an abundance of objects and changing displays to draw, as well as live music and models, it is situated in the heart of the 'Matisse: Drawing Life' exhibition. Visitors can also send virtual drawings to friends using a touchscreen tablet. Read more

 
Every day, Henri Matisse drew from life. And what he drew from his art was life itself.

Henri Matisse — opening celebrations

TIME: From 11.30am
WHEN: 3—4 December 2011
WHERE: GoMA

Celebrate the opening weekend of 'Matisse: Drawing Life' and join a range of visiting guest curators and specialists to learn more about the life and work of Henri Matisse.

Saturday 3 December

11.30AM Discussion: An Artist Abroad (Cinema A)
Local, national and international guests share insights into Matisse's life and travels, from Paris and Nice in France, to North Africa and Tahiti. Chaired by Miranda Wallace, Curatorial Manager, International Art, Exhibitions and Research. Free. No bookings required.
1.30PM In Conversation: A Life in Line (The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.1)
Exhibition curators Céline Chicha-Castex, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Prints, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and independent curator Emilie Ovaere-Corthay tour the exhibition with Miranda Wallace, Curatorial Manager, International Art, Exhibitions and Research. No bookings necessary, however, an exhibition ticket is required.

Sunday 4 December

11.30AM Curator's Perspective tour (The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.1)
See the exhibition from a curator's perspective with Miranda Wallace, Curatorial Manager, International Art, Exhibitions and Research. No bookings necessary, however, an exhibition ticket is required.

For more information on programs and events in conjunction with 'Matisse: Drawing Life' opening weekend visit the website.

 
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Gallery of Modern Art.
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Galery of Modern Art

EXHIBITIONS
Matisse: Drawing Life
Kusama: Look Now, See Forever
Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection
Threads: Contemporary Textiles and the Social Fabric
Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection
Dinosaur Designs
CHILDREN'S ART CENTRE
we miss you magic land!
REGIONAL TOUR
In Bed by Ron Mueck
FIVE ACQUISITIONS
PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND'S SCULPTURE COMMISSION

 
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama's Flowers that Bloom at Midnight, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles / © Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc. / Image courtesy: Gagosian Gallery/Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

GoMA's 5th Birthday weekend — programs & events

TIME: From 10.00am
WHEN: 3—4 December 2011
WHERE: GoMA, please see signage on the day

All Events Free

GoMA turns five this December and you're invited to celebrate with us! Hear from contemporary artists, curators and guests on exhibitions, Collection works and artist projects across GoMA, highlighting the diversity of what the Gallery has to offer.

Saturday 3 December

10.00AM Yayoi Kusama: Kids' tour
11.00AM Across Country: Artist talk with Jonathan Jones
Yayoi Kusama: Kids' tour
12.00PM Australian Collection: Curator's talk with Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art
1.00PM The Hand, the Eye and the Heart: Artist talk with William Yang
2.30PM New Wave Emerging: Artist talk and presentation with the Gallery's 2011 Melville Haysom scholar Tim Woodward
3.00PM Pacific Collection: Curator's talk with Ruth McDougall, Curator, Asian and Pacific Art
3.30PM Threads: Artist talk with Kay Lawrence

Sunday 4 December

10.00AM Yayoi Kusama: Kids' tour
11.00AM Yayoi Kusama: Kids' tour
12.00PM

Yayoi Kusama: My Gen 50+ Reflections on the Collection

12.30PM

Dinosaur Designs: Artist talk with Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy

1.00PM

Indigenous Collection: Curator's talk with Bruce McLean, Associate Curator, Indigenous Australian Art

1.30PM

The James C Sourris AM Collection: Artist talk with Madeleine Kelly *

2.00PM International Collection: Curator's talk with Nicholas Chambers, Curator, Contemporary International Art
3.00PM

Asian Collection: Curator's talk with Russell Storer, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art

3.30PM

The James C Sourris AM Collection: Artist talk with Tony Albert *

*Please note these talks will be Auslan interpreted.

Visit the GoMA Turns 5 website here.

 

2 for 1 Memberships!*
Become a Gallery Member during our birthday weekend, and get a second membership FREE! Join and you will also receive a FREE exhibition ticket to 'Matisse: Drawing Life' and a limited edition tote bag.
*On-site Memberships sales on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December only.

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