Sunshine and art. As we head into spring and summer, local galleries are about to bring you some of their biggest shows of the year. Prepare to look outside your own reality at these exhibitions that are opening in the coming months.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
It’s one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year is finally exhibiting in Brisbane for the first time. This touring exhibition presents 100 awe-inducing photographs that capture the majesty and vastness of the natural world.
30 August to 4 November at Brisbane Powerhouse
the churchie national emerging art prize
Discover emerging artists at the churchie national emerging art prize. This exhibition celebrates art in all its forms – from contemporary to traditional and new media genres – granting all emerging artists with a platform to showcase their work.
8 September to 4 November at QUT Art Museum
Swell Sculpture Festival
Add a dose of art into your first spring beach trip. Swell Sculpture Festival will see Currumbin Beach transformed into an outdoor art gallery at the hands of sculptors from across the world. The striking seaside sculpture display will also feature artist talks, masterclasses and art workshops.
14–23 September at Currumbin Beach
The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive
Brisbane was planted firmly on the national fashion map thanks to the prolific work of exuberant designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Together they formed Easton Pearson – a label that referenced art, travel, film, literature and music. This summer, The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive will feature pieces from the label’s extensive archive together with a public program focusing on slow fashion, sustainability and experimental future fashion.
23 November to 22 April 2019
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
The APT (pictured) is GOMA’s landmark contemporary art series, and for the ninth instalment you will experience work from more than 80 artists across the Asia-Pacific. The works examine both indigenous traditions from across the region and contemporary thought, highlighting the current cultural climate of our closest neighbours. If you’re at the gallery before then, visit Tony Albert’s latest exhibition, Visible.
24 November to 28 April, 2019 at GOMA
Pictured: Zico Albaiquni (Indonesia) When it Shook -The Earth stood Still (After Pirous), 2018, image courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery.
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