Fairy Tales - Gallery of Modern Art

Fairy Tales - Gallery of Modern Art

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Posted 2023-08-11 by Gillian Chingfollow

Sat 02 Dec 2023 - Sun 28 Apr 2024

An exhibition that pays homage to the magical, whimsical world of fairy tales is coming to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 2 December 2023 to 28 April 2024.

Yayoi Kusama, Japan b.1929 / Flowers that bloom at midnight 2011 / Purchased 2012 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through the QAG Foundation / Collection: QAGOMA / Copyright: Yayoi Kusama

Fairy Tales invite us to engage our vivid imaginations like the idea of a young girl like Alice falling down a rabbit warren. Fairy Tales offer a world of enchantment and discovery telling stories of Cinderella, unconditional love as in Beauty and the Beast, and the repression of Rapunzel.

With this in mind, the Fairy Tales exhibition will showcase the works of artists, filmmakers and designers through painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and film elements, props, costumes, and fashion, including characters such as wicked witches, brave princes and enchanting princesses, and magical animals.

One of the headline pieces in the exhibit will be a twisted, eerie leafless woodland commission by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. His works have been described as an observation of the relationship between the built environment and the power of nature.

Henrique Oliveira, Brazil b.1973 / Installation view of Baitogogo 2013, Palais de Tokyo, Paris / Plywood and tree branches / Courtesy: SAM Art Projects, Galerie GP&N Vallois, Galeria Millan / Copyright: Henrique Oliveira / Photograph: André Morin / This work is indicative of a new commission by Henrique Oliveira for the ‘Fairy Tales’ exhibition at QAGOMA

The gallery describes the exhibition as exploring themes such as:
  • stories of children coming of age and ageing
  • the shifting role of gender and otherness
  • tales of bravery and justice, loyalty and humility, cunning and aspiration

  • The family friendly Fairy Tales exhibition will be on show exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art, Foyer, Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery), Gallery 1.2 & Gallery 1.3 (Eric and Marion Taylor Gallery) Brisbane.

    Admission tickets are:
    Adult $28.00
    Concession $24.00
    Member $22.00
    Youth 13-17 years $18.00
    Child 5-12 years $10.00
    Child Under 4 (no ticket required) Free
    Family $71.00

    Timed tickets are available to this exhibition every 15 minutes until 4 pm daily. The 4 pm entry time allows for one hour of viewing time. The gallery closes at 5 pm.

    Volunteer Guided Tours are available in the 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm sessions daily from 15 January to 28 April only.

    GOMA is part of Brisbane'c cultural precinct and is located at Stanley Place, South Brisbane.


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