Yesterday I visited the Gallery of Modern Art to see their latest exhibition, the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7). The exhibition showcases the works of 75 artists and artist groups from the Asia Pacific region and is touted as “the only major exhibition series that focuses on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific, and Australia”. It was a great way to spend a mostly overcast day (much better than getting rained on while queueing for brunch earlier in the morning) and, like every other exhibition I’ve visited at GoMA, it did not disappoint. Whether it was the visual wonder of Raqib Shaw’s Paradise Lost series or the mesmerising effect of Daniel Boyd’s A Darker Shade of Dark #1-4 video installation, there was a never-ending array of of artworks to lose yourself in. These are a few photos I snapped on my phone, and there are also a few more on my Instagram. If you’re in Brisbane and haven’t already visited APT7, I suggest you hop to it. You’ve got until April 14.

1. Alex Gabuor, Ule and Neo (male and female fish dance costumes)
2. Raqib Shaw, The Last Horse King (from ‘Paradise Lost’ series)
3. Parastou Forouhar, Written Room
Images taken on my iPhone and edited with VSCO Cam


  1. Ugh if only I could see this. Your Instagrams this weekend were killing me. The works look so spectacular.

    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 8, 2013

      Hopefully one day they'll do something similar abroad. I'd think it'd be quite popular, because there is something noticeably different about Asian contemporary art. If you ever get a chance to see Raqib Shaw's works – definitely go!

  2. Hannah Percyowl January 7, 2013

    Such a flashback to highschool art – we went the two times it was on then.

    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 8, 2013

      So true! I did love high school art excursions though – any reason to be out and about during school hours haha.

  3. eliza January 8, 2013

    I've seen about half so far! Such a big exhibition but, gosh, isn't it wonderful!? I really love GOMA, for a city like Brisbane it really does show some great stuff.


    • soph (owl vs. dove) January 8, 2013

      I'll definitely be going back before it ends to look at things in more detail. So glad Brisbane has GOMA!

  4. Jessica W January 9, 2013

    *Swoon* Actually so awesome. I wish we had stuff like this here! 🙂

    The Lovelorn

  5. Patricia Ayuso January 12, 2013

    amazing post 😉

  6. Lera Pen January 16, 2013

    this is so cool
    thanks for sharing!



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