FIELD TRIPS, EXPEDITIONS
GOMA, Brisbane , Queensland, AU
Even though our profile is mainly antique artefact collection and trading (with the exception of contemporary Aboriginal art), our visit to the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane was definitely a pleasant one. Established in 1993, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art was the Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship international contemporary art event of the year. It was the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
Works from Papua New Guinea included a spectacular group of performance masks and painted and carved structures from New Britain and the Sepik. Dominating the entrance and central atrium of GOMA, this display reflected the idea of ephemeral structures, a central motif of the exhibition, and considered how the built environment influences people’s engagement with their surroundings and connection to place. It included work of arts from Arawe, Sulka, Pomio and Kwoma Cultural Groups.
Date: March 2013