We're moving into the second part of 2020, and while a good portion of the year has been spent staring at four walls, we can now well and truly start planning to get out and about more.
For those missing the arts and culture scene, several of Brisbane's biggest cultural centres have announced their re-opening dates. QAGOMA today announced that the Queensland Art Gallery will be reopening to visitors on Monday 22 June, with the Gallory Of Modern Art to follow several weeks later on Friday 7 August. The Queensland Museum and Sciencecentre are also re-opening, with Friday 25 June the date of their return.
Of course, there'll be a limit on the number of people allowed in the galleries and museums to ensure safe distancing, along with increased cleaning frequency, handwashing and sanitiser facilities, and distance markers for queuing, to help keep you safe.
Sadly, if you didn't make it to GOMA's impressive 'Water' exhibition, you've missed out, with the exhibition now finished. It also looks like the much anticipated Chiharu Shiota exhibition is off the cards, having disappeared from the gallery's schedule. No doubt the logisitics of transporting and re-creating the huge, thread-filled woks of art were made impossible during COVID-19, so here's hoping it comes our way in the future.
One exhibition you can still look forward to is 'The Motorcycle', which lands at the modern art gallery in November. Until then, there are several free exhibitions to enjoy, including QAG's 'Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home, a major retrospective of the work of the accomplished North Queensland artist,' and ‘Errant Objects’ on the QAG Watermall, which features Ai Weiwei’s towering light installation, Boomerang 2006.
Not sure what you can and can't do right now? Here's a rundown of everything permitted in Queensland right now.
Image credit: QAGOMA