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GOMA unveils plans for its James Turrell launch

After an initial announcement mid last year, GOMA has confirmed that James Turrell’s new light installation will be illuminated on Friday 13 July, with free public celebrations to mark the occasion.

American artist James Turrell is regarded for his immersive light installations that play with perceptions. His work is a drawcard all over the world, and this installation is his third in Australia (MONA in Hobart and the NGA in Canberra also feature permanent displays by Turrell).

The new work for GOMA is an ever-evolving pattern of intensifying and diffusing coloured light, and it will be a permanent addition to Brisbane’s after-dark skyline. This installation is the finishing touch to the building that its architects had in mind when they designed its façade. Now, 11 years since GOMA was completed, this vision has been realised.

The artwork will illuminate daily from 7:00 pm to midnight and everyone is invited to celebrate the first lighting at the Maiwar Green lawn outside GOMA.

Once lit, the installation will be seen from across the river and various points around South Bank. Though GOMA is already a major icon – both for locals and visitors – this installation solidifies its place in our consciousness, even after the sun sets.

Celebrations on the evening of 13 July from 6:00 pm will include barbecue and paella stations and a craft beer bar, and Turrell will appear in conversation at the gallery the following day.

Image: James Turrell at GOMA, artist impression.

 

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