Art & Design

Rug Up, A Snowman Made With Real Snow Is Hitting GOMA This Summer

By Ranyhyn Laine
23rd Sep 2019

Snowman Goma

You’ve no doubt already heard that a giant, boulder-filled riverbed is taking over GOMA this summer, but news has just dropped that the modern art gallery will also be hosting a real life snowman as a part of their ‘Water’ exhibition. 

Opening on 7 December and staying until the end of April 2020, ‘Water’ will provide art lovers with the opportunity to explore the element which sustains all life on earth through several major immersive experiences and smaller scale pieces. As a part of this, you’ll be able to come face to frosty face with an icy snowman—one who will probably be glaringly out of place in Brisbane’s summer heat.

The frozen sculpture is from leading contemporary artists and collaborators Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and will be shown in the Southern Hemisphere for the very first time this summer (take that Melbourne). Enclosed in a glass freezer, the snowman’s expression will change every few days, from smiling and enjoying the summer weather to questioning why it’s in Queensland at all. 

When ‘Water’ finally opens, you’ll also be able to swing your way through a room full of hanging gymnastic rings, join 45 lifelike animals around a watering hole and of course, take a wander through this giant riverbed. Basically, it’s well worth the $18 ticket price, and you can find out more here.

The Details 

When: 7 December 2019—26 April 2020 
Where: GOMA, South Brisbane 
Find out more and get tickets here

While you’re waiting, here’s 11 of Brisbane’s best art galleries to visit on a rainy weekend.

Image credit: Mary Ellen Hawkins, SFMOMA

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