Posted by: Leap of Faith | March 20, 2013

No Artsy Fartsy


I’ve always been curious to see what exhibits they have in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). So, when a friend of ours from Malaysia visited us last weekend, we decided to bring him to the museum.

Currently on exhibit is the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), which showcases the region’s most interesting artwork.

20130320-213314.jpgThe Gallery of Modern Art in SouthBank

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20130320-213406.jpgThis Tongan choir brought our experience to another level. Their voices reverberated all throughout the museum, easily bringing chills up my spine as we viewed the exhibit.

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20130320-213525.jpgUnique, quirky and fun are just some of the adjectives I can think of to describe the artworks.

20130320-213542.jpgThis particular section made my jaw drop – these totem poles and wall art are HUGE!

20130320-213613.jpgSome of the artwork were quite obscene, like this tribal carving. Unfortunately, you’ll have to visit the GoMA to see what I mean – this blog is for General Patronage only.

20130320-213628.jpgMy wife and I love this impressive model of a Japanese temple. Do you notice how it looks exactly the same even if viewed up side down?

20130320-213713.jpgThese are not chimes but are, in fact, woven yarn hanging on strings.

20130320-213727.jpgThis beautiful and vibrant wall painting is where the children’s activity centre is. I love how the museum encourages kids to develop the inner artist in them.

This is not the last time we are visiting this place. It’s a must see when in town – definitely nothing artsy fartsy here!

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