‘A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift’ celebrates a decade of artworks acquired through the support of a single generous benefactor. Tim Fairfax’s extraordinary commitment has brought major works by leading international artists into Queensland’s Collection, for visitors to enjoy now and into the future.
A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern (QAGOMA). Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC, has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works including monumentally scaled installations and photographic works. Reflecting this generosity, the regional touring exhibition presents works by renowned and emerging artists.
The human body and human experience of the world is at the centre of all of these works, which have been drawn from across the globe. Together, they allow us to develop a richer perspective on our place in the world, and to participate more fully in the process of shaping what it might become.
Movement is at the centre of this exhibition: the movement of our own bodies dramatically framed by Tomás Saraceno’s majestic webbed spheres, or reflected in the sublime geometry of Timo Nasseri’s refracted universe or be mesmerised by Julian Opie’s passing parade of humanity.
‘A World View’ includes a new captivating light work by leading international artist Anthony McCall. Visitors step into shafts of intersecting light and are encompassed by the sound of breaking waves — an incredible sensory experience.
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
The 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.
Queensland Art Gallery was established in 1895 and moved to its current residence at South Bank in 1982. It was joined by the Gallery of Modern Art in 2006 and the galleries now house a globally significant collection of contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art 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 (490 ft) away. Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art also houses Australia’s first purpose built cinematheque. The building was designed by Sydney architecture firm Architectus.
The experience of a visit starts when the striking architecture of our riverside galleries comes into view. Glimpses of Brisbane continue to anchor you to our subtropical city from inside each gallery, while ever-changing exhibitions, programs and events broaden your horizons.
Queensland Art Gallery is also home to a Children’s Art Centre that presents interactive artworks for kids and families, a cinema that celebrates film from around the world, plus gallery shops with art, books and cultural curios to take home. Every visit is a conversation starter, and our outdoor cafes and award-winning restaurant offer places for stimulating discussion.