Thursday, 24 December 2009

GOMA



What happens when the family arrives from interstate for Christmas?  Where's the first place we all head?  The decision was unanimous - the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to take in the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.  Opened in December 2006, the gallery has proved to be an instant winner, encouraging the participation of all members of the public, right down to the youngest of children.



Voted the most popular piece by the children in the family was this incredible deer ...






... closely followed by People Holding Flowers.





Hmmm ... fascinating.


The reclining Buddha captured the children's imagination.  Closer inspection showed it was composed entirely of stickers, and our intrepid two-year-old grandson immediately found Postman Pat out of the thousands of images in front of him.





The ultimate Aussie caravan.



These paper mushrooms were stunning in their simplicity.


There was time for a quick drawing session ...


... followed by the tossing of leaves.




The exhibition is a remarkable success, and leaves a smile on everyone's face.  So if you happen to be in Brisbane between now and the next couple of months, don't miss it.

A very happy and peaceful Christmas and I hope your new year brings you much joy.

11 comments:

Little Diva said...

Wow, that's amazing. I might have to try getting to GOMA myself. Merry Christmas. Christine xo

Chrisy said...

we're so lucky to have this gallery here! I agree with the kids - the deer is gorgeous...and the pic that you took of the family in front of the skulls is so arty darling! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Hey Harriet said...

That's right on the top of my list of holiday activities. I've been so looking forward to this exhibition! What you've shared here looks fantastic!

Merry Christmas Robyn! xoxo

Sandrine said...

Joyeux Noël to you and yours Robyn, hope you are all enjoying some family time xx

Paula Scott said...

What an incredible exhibit!! Yes, I love that reindeer too!! It is awesome. Thanks for bringing all this wonderfulness to us.

Sam said...

Wow!!! :D

Shannara said...

Cool place, but way to far away for me. =)

Dimple said...

Thanks, this is a very interesting post! I love that deer, and tossing leaves.
Thanks for the visit to my SSS post!
Merry Christmas, although it's past, and happy new year to come!

mountain.mama said...

What a cool place to visit--especially for the kids!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

The exhibition looks great and I'm going to have to get myself there to see it soon. It would be a great first gallery experience for the little one me thinks :)

A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for 2010!

Twinkle Star Art said...

I must try and squeeze in a visit to the GOMA before the kids go back to school. It looks amazing!

I'll have to take my Dad to see the ultimate Aussie caravan, he'll be so impressed!

He converted his truck into the ultimate Aussie camp-a-truck for our camping trips when I was a kid. The canopy had fold down beds with a fold out kitchenette. It was later used for a very posh dog house.