More pictures of the “Head On” exhibit – part of “Falling Back to Earth” by Cai Guo-Qiang at GoMA.
I was lucky enough to see the artist in person, being interviewed:
I hope you enjoy these frames from my timelapse project last night.
I had some serious trouble with the new Triggertrap app v 2.0, which is causing a few problems with the timelapse sequence – but I think I will be able to salvage something worthwhile from them.
A brand new exhibit by Cai Guo-Qiang opens at Gallery of Modern Art on Saturday. So, seems like my ideal Saturday will be to visit the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit at GoMA; then shoot some timelapse of the sun setting behind the Gallery.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris app (see screenshot) assures me this is a viable shoot from the Kurilpa Bridge, so I hope to have some frames to post in a couple of days.
Above: Pulekafa (sennit on cardboard), Kulasi (wool on cardboard), and Pulefakalava (sennit on cardboard).
Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi‘s art is ‘based on the ancient Pacific Island art form of lalava (lashing) that was used for joining and binding materials together. Meters of coloured sennit were wound and tied so as to create distinct geometric patterns that were a well established part of daily life. I believe lalava patterns were a mnemonic device for representing a life philosophy’ (from the artist’s website http://www.lalava.net).
Sennit is hand-rolled cord from coconut husks which is then dyed.
Above: “Wingreeguu” by Shirley Macnamara. ‘Somersault in sandalwood sky’ by Atul Dodiya in the background.
The artist is of the indigenous Australian Indilandji people. Materials include native spinifex, turpentine shrub and ochre.
More enormous art from APT7.
These ‘koromb’ and ‘kwat’ artworks are by PNG Artists Kwoma Arts – fantastic!
APT7 is the seventh “Asia Pacific Triennial” art exhibit, on show right now at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art.
Here are a few pictures taken earlier in the week, during our quick visit.
There are a number of very, very large art pieces including these two featured in these pictures: “Big Yellow” by Richard Maloy, and “Korumbo” by the Britiki Cultural Group (Papua New Guinean artists).
Both of these are almost too big to be photographed with my 18 – 135 lens at 18mm. Big Yellow is 2 stories tall and fills one entire end of a large gallery – I would guess it is 15m long. One of these photos is taken inside it! I have included a photo of Korumbo with people in front of it for scale – it is about 12m tall, possibly more.
Plenty of extra pictures will follow, of other interesting art from APT7, in future posts.
These artworks are also part of the current “Contemporary Australia: Women’ exhibit at Gallery of Modern Art.
‘prisms remember you’ may do interesting things to your camera if you try to use autofocus – good luck!
See my many previous posts about GoMA here:
I was back at GoMA last weekend and had to revisit this work, which I think is just brilliant.
I’ve experimented a bit with a combination of B&W and colour in these pics – not sure if I’m happy with the results – let me know what you think!
Another of Ah Xian’s works ‘Human human – Bust No.5’ is also on display – it’s a bit confronting for my taste, but a nice contrast to these other pictures.
My other post with pictures of Ah Xian’s work is here: Cloisonné.
Photos from a visit to GoMA to see the new exhibit “Lightness & Gravity”:
We also briefly visited the rest of Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum and other places on the same day – so I hope to add those photos later.
For other photos from previous trips to GoMA, see the above links, and these ones:
and other posts linked from those.
Pip & Pop have a huge exhibit at GoMA at the moment entitled “We miss you magic land” in the Childrens’ Gallery area. It’s fun, definitely pitched to kids and has cool computer-based activities connected with it as well which my kids really liked.
It’s all a bit ‘trippy’ for my tastes, but certainly spectacular (see the gallery below – click the pictures for full size slideshow) – and your kids will probably love it too.
“We miss you magic land” is free at GoMA and finishes in early March, so if you are keen to see it – be quick!
I promise that this is the last blog post about GoMA for a while – I have other art galleries to haunt ;) – and here are links to my other posts from the same (photographically productive) day.
Across Country (one of my favourites)
Cloisonné (another of my favourites)
“Across Country” is an exhibition showcasing five years of indigenous Australian art from the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art collection.
There are some quite stunning pieces:
I thought these ‘morning star poles’ were absolutely fantastic:
I loved these baskets, and the shadows were pretty great as well: