November 26

CAI GUO-QIANG AT GOMA

Heritage Panoramic

Heritage Panoramic

The Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane had the launch of Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition titled Falling Back to Earth Friday.

In the first gallery is Heritage 99 life-sized replicas of various animals, water, sand which is spectacular. The sand component was inspired from the artist’s travels to islands of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. I actually put my glass down and queued up with the rest of the punters to have a look, something I very rarely do on opening night and it was well worth it. Eucalyptus features an enormous tree extending along GOMA’s central Long Gallery, inspired by the ancient trees of Lamington National Park in South East Queensland. Insiders informed me they had to remove the windows and walls to get it in and have made a doco of the install. One of Cai’s signature works, Head On 99 life-size wolf sculptures leaping en masse into the air and colliding with a glass wall – appearing in Australia for the first time.Anyway a great night and a show well worth experiencing.
Photos and text by Mick Richards
Simon Wright, Alison Kubler and Michael Zavros

Simon Wright, Alison Kubler and Michael Zavros

Pat Hoffie and Gordy Hookey

Pat Hoffie and Gordy Hookey

Sharman, Hannah and Tynan

Sharman, Hannah and Tynan

Julie Lomax and Mick Richards

Julie Lomax and Mick Richards

Opening Speeches

Opening Speeches

Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang

Collette Brennan and Tony Grybowski

Collette Brennan and Tony Grybowski

Avril Quaill and John McDonald

Avril Quaill and John McDonald

John Stafford and Jody Cox

John Stafford and Jody Cox

Simon Wright

Simon Wright

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Collette Brennan, Zoe Graham ,Simon Wright
Rob Shwetz and Julie Lomax

Head on

Head on

Head on

Head on