A range of immersive must-see artworks are premiering this weekend in the major solo exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), showing until 5 August 2018.
One of the artist’s most ambitious projects to date, ‘Curious Affection’ is influenced by science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, based on Patricia’s ongoing concern about the social and moral impact of advanced technology on people, animals, and our planet. Her fantastical creatures and environments challenge the conventional notions of beauty, perfection, and the ideal.
‘Curious Affection’ is the first time a contemporary Australian artist had presented their work at GOMA on such a grand scale, with the exhibition occupying the entire ground floor and featuring more than 70 sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings and large-scale installations.
Piccinini’s free Children’s Art Centre project ‘Curious Creatures’ also encourages under eights to enter another world – a burrow-like space that is home to fantastical, mole-like creatures. For the adult overs, there’s also an Up Late program in conjunction with ‘Curious Affection’ that will be presented across five Friday evenings from 8 June to 6 July, with live music by local and international acts, bars and floor-talks, as well as a film program at GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque which will showcase a wide range of science fiction and horror classics, together with beloved animations and documentaries.
To purchase tickets to ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ or for more information, visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.
In partnership with GOMA, The Johnson (Art Series Hotels) has created the ultimate package, allowing for an art-inspired, luxurious sleepover, including two tickets to explore ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ at GOMA.
Stay & See at The Johnson includes:
· 2 x Adult tickets to ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’
· Overnight sleepover in a Studio Suite
· Complimentary Wi-Fi
· Minimum stay restriction and block-outs may apply for event nights
Price: From $259
Availability: 24 March – 5 August 2018
Package Terms & Conditions: Two adult tickets for the ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ showcased at GOMA. Tickets will be provided at the hotel check-in.