Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane



Gallery of Modern ArtThe Queensland Art Gallery is Queensland's premier visual arts institution and a leading art museum nationally. The Gallery's driving philosophy is to connect art and people.


The Gallery was established in 1895 as the Queensland National Art Gallery. Throughout its early history the Gallery was housed in a series of temporary premises, and did not have a permanent home until the opening of its current architecturally acclaimed building on Brisbane's south bank in 1982.


Since opening, the Gallery's Collection, exhibitions, audiences and programs have grown in size, complexity and diversity. To cater for the community's future needs, during the 1990s the Gallery embarked on extensive research and wide consultation, resulting in the concept of a second building.


The Gallery of Modern Art, which opened in December 2006, complements the Queensland Art Gallery building. Situated at Kurilpa Point only 150 metres from the Queensland Art Gallery building, the Gallery of Modern Art focuses on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.




Australian Cinémathèque

The Australian Cinémathèque, located at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.


The Gallery’s film and moving-image collection includes work by significant international, Asian, Pacific, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists. Other collection development areas include video art that responds to the specific history and genres of cinema; animation, especially from Asia; and conceptual art and its legacy through performance



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Sponsor History

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Saturday 28th May The Golden Coach (1952)

Saturday 28th May The Road (1954)

Wednesday 1st June The Golden Coach (1952)

Wednesday 1st June The Road (1954)



Wednesday 26th May The Historical Imagination of Caribia

Friday 28th May Extravagant Cinema: from Cabiria to the Inferno

Friday 28th May Il Fauno

Saturday 29th May Australian Premier of Caribia

Saturday 29th May Official Festa della Repubblica

Sunday 30th May Maciste all’Inferno

Sunday 30th May Dall’Italia all’Australia

Wednesday 2nd June Maciste in Vacanza

Wednesday 2nd June Italian Week History Talk, The battle of the giants: Tintoretto vs Titian




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