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“inspiring building and sculptures - disappointed with indigenous works”

Gallery of Modern Art
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Ranked #13 of 381 things to do in Brisbane
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. QAGOMA holds a collection of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. We are home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinematheque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum. QAGOMA operates its own retail outlets and cafes and restaurants, proceeds from which support the Gallery.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We visited GoMA in August 2012 to view the Indigenous Exhibition. Unfortunately, we did not have sufficient time to view more exhibitions and we found the Indigenous exhibition disappointing. With so many wonderful artists, we found the displayed choices curious and some of the works of art little more than what you might expect from a preschool drawing! (By comparison we visited an indigenous Art Gallery in the City Mall and the works were OUTSTANDING) Mind you we are not experts nor trained art critics and don't pretend to be.
However ,the building itself is sensational and provides a wonderful backdrop on the banks of Southbank. The GoMA building is part of the whole arts precinct and should be on the list of must doos whilst in Brisbane. Its clean, open and modern lines, attention to detail, numerous volunteers and extensive facilities (wheelchair access, restrooms, galleries, etc) provided an enjoyable visit. The sculptures we viewed on our way to the exhibition were inspiring - loved the baby grand piano sculpture! Wish we had more time to explore-would probably have rated higher. :(

Thank Grandhouse6302
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

A must-see for anyone who likes strong lines, filtered light and framed views. And yummy bistro food. Make sure you have heaps of time.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This gallery is a can't miss/won't miss for us whenever we visit Brisbane. Despite being deeply skeptical about the merits of most modern/conceptual art, I've consistently found fascinating installations at GOMA, in large part no doubt to its internationalist focus. As a foreigner living in Australia, this gallery is where I feel least like I'm living on a xenophobic island at the end of the world.

And of course the location on South Bank and the building itself, along with its amenities, are lovely and convenient.

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We undertook a heavenly morning walk along the Brisbane River to get an appreciation of the arts precinct. GOMA is housed within a bright, modern building brimming with both local and international work. We were impressed with their sculpture collection where you could find our brilliant local talent such as Kathy Temin and Patricia Piccinini sitting alongside an Anish Kapoor. Entry is free to the general collection. Oh and there was a lovely kiddies area too, where they could immerse themselves in child friendly creative activities.

Thank Sheofthebroom
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Took the three year old niece along to GOMA, in particular the kids art exhibit. An excellent morning spent making birds and contributing our own art to the gallery. It's free, easily accessible and the staff are super helpful and friendly.

Thank Kimble26
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