APT8 at QAGOMA: An Exploration of Art from the Asia Pacific

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) continues its exciting run at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) with free performances, film, activities for kids, talks, tours and more.

APT8 Live


BAATARZORIG BATJARGAL Mongolia b.1983 Nomads 2014 Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 100 x 150cm Purchased 2015. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Grant / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

The APT8 Live segment of the exhibition has free Sunday offerings scheduled for 21 February, 20 March and 9 & 10 April 2016.  APT8 Live connects visitors and artists through performances, talks and special events which continue throughout the exhibition.  Events include the creative sound-based Super Critical Mass Public Workshop, which merges sound and social relations with an exploration of the unique acoustics of the gallery space.  APT8 Curator Highlights sees APT8’s own curators give insightful talks into selected exhibition works and associated artists, whilst APT8 Live Discussion Forums combine the expertise of specialists, academics and artists in conversation as they consider issues and contexts of art in the Asia Pacific region.

APT8 Cinema

Ruined Heart
Filipino Indie Production still from Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore 2014 / Director: Khavn de la Cruz / Image courtesy: the artist and Stray Dogs, Paris


APT8 Cinema provides free viewing events every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until 10 April 2016.  Co-curated with contemporary filmmakers and artists, it’s a compelling selection of feature-length films, short films and documentaries, screening until 6 April.


APT8 Kids

Children's Art Centre APT8 Activity Trial

Children’s workshop for Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra Club Anak (Club Child) 2015 / Photo: Samantha Reliha
APT8 Kids continues to provide free activities for little people daily from 10am-5pm, at both GOMA and QAG. The program was developed by exhibiting artists to help young visitors connect with contemporary art practice and culture. On offer are interactive activities including Everyday Whispers, a specially designed recording booth in which children can record their dearest wish; Club Anak, where children use special templates to create a mythical character, which is then hung in a black-lit space; and the online interactive Draw 2 Connect with License 2 which teaches children how technology connects people across the world.

APT8 runs at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane until Sunday 9 April, 2016.

For more information, visit the QAGOMA website.

Pictured at top: View of the SaVage K’lub installation at GOMA

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