While many patrons have been enjoying art and inspiration at #homewithQAGOMA, the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will be opening its doors again with new exhibitions, refreshed galleries and a safe, comfortable space to explore.
The Queensland Art Gallery itself will re-open to the public from Monday, 22 June, with the Gallery of Modern Art opening from Friday, 7 August. The decision to reopen follows the Queensland Government Roadmap to Easing Restrictions, which allows galleries and museums to open during Stage 2 of the COVID-19 recovery.
QAGOMA has said that they look forward to opening and want the public to know that the health and wellbeing of visitors, staff, volunteers and community at large is their top priority. They are working with Queensland Health to finalise a site specific COVID Safe Plan. There remains a limit on the number of people in the gallery to ensure safe distancing, with increased cleaning frequency, handwashing and sanitiser facilities and distance markers for queuing as some measures. Full details of these measures will be available closer to the gallery’s re-opening date.
Opening exhibits include Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home, a stunning retrospective of the work of the accomplished North Queensland artist, as well as Errant Objects on the QAG Watermall, including Ai Weiwei’s towering light installation, Boomerang 2006. QAGOMA’s much-loved Indigenous, Australian and International Collection gallery displays also will be open.
The QAG store will be open from 22 June. QAG Cafe will be open for takeaway and limited seating from 22 June, with seated patrons asked to provide contact details in line with Government requirement for contact tracing. Although GOMA remains closed for now, the GOMA store is open from 10am to 4pm daily, and the GOMA Bistro Pop-Up Providore is open from 10am to 2pm.
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