Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
History and museums
The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre.
GOMA opened on 2 December 2006. It is the Queensland Art Gallery's second building, and is the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Australia. It complements the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) building, situated only 150 metres away. Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art also houses Australia's first purpose built cinematheque. The gallery is situated on Kurilpa Point next to the Queensland Art Gallery and State Library of Queensland and faces the Brisbane River and the CBD, which is just across the river. The Gallery of Modern Art has a total floor area over 25,000 m² and the largest exhibition gallery is 1,100 m². The building was designed by Sydney architecture firm Architectus.
The gallery's first purchase was made in 1895.
In July 2002, Sydney-based company Architectus was commissioned by the Queensland Government following an Architect Selection Competition, to design the Queensland Art Gallery's second site, the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).
A main theme of Architectus's design is a pavilion in the landscape, one which assumes its position as both hub and anchor for this important civic precinct. Critical to this is the building's response to the site, its natural topography, existing patterns of urban generation, and the river.
Past and current exhibitions at GOMA include:
The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) hosts the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art jointly with the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), since opening in 2006.