GOMA: Jan 2014

This week I started back at the hospital. Well, technically, I’ve had orientation, but still have not had a shift in the new ED yet. Before I get too snowed in with uni work, I thought I’d finish my holiday posts.

Though I made out that I did, I didn’t actually spend my whole holiday reading, drinking and playing golf. Some days it was just too darn hot for golf. On one of those days, I took Jassie to GOMA – the Gallery of Modern Art, in Brisbane. I thought it would be a good chance to take my camera and explore more of Brisbane, so I made sure to include a good coffee-stop on the way. We have tried Dramanti coffee out at Wynnum and knew it was good, so we pulled in for some caffeine before walking to GOMA. I got flustered while ordering and went with large coffees – this one should come with a warning label though – if you can physically fit in your coffee mug, it’s no longer just a ‘large’. Lucky is was delicious.

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It was so hot. Look at how these flags decided to just melt instead of doing their job.

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I was drawn to a lot of interesting compositions in Brisbane as we walked around. I had fun playing with asymmetry in photos.

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Despite the heat, we made it to GOMA and into the safety of the supercharged aircondition. That was worth the entry fee alone!

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Even though I’d seen 75% of this exhibition on instagram, it was still cool to see the art in the flesh. I won’t ruin the story behind the art for you, but definitely read the plaques to get an understanding on what motivated Cai Gou-Qiang.

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The additional works at GOMA right now are cool too – here’s some of my favourites below. Jas photo-bombed some of these ones too!

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Anyone who has seen this wall will know it is DARK. Most of the sketches evoke a visceral response – and not a nice one at that! I loved this room.

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Until next time Brisbane.

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