I’m currently on the Sunshine Coast, just having a little break from the city life. It gets like that sometimes.
One of my friends studying in Brisbane called me up for a little chat and to tell me how envious she was because I was basking in the sun in Noosa where she only had two options- a swim in Southbank or in the Brisbane River. Um, bull sharks.
She said that she’d seen someone on a jet-ski on that river just the other day. (Warning tourists please DON’T do this, the river is shark infested).
Okay my train of thought is almost lost now. Basically if there is one place that any foreign traveller of Brisbane should go to then it’s the Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA). Here are some reasons why I think that.
If you don’t visit often then there’s something new to see
The exhibitions change every few months so it’s super refreshing to see something different. At the moment there is a beautiful collection of Cindy Sherman’s photographs on display. Don’t miss out, the exhibition finishes 3rd October!
You don’t have to be creative to appreciate art
Literally, the beauty about GOMA is that anyone can visit and walk away in some way appreciative of what they have just witnessed.
Their aircon is going to be your saving grace in Summertime
Enough said. The Australian summer is brutal and when it shows it’s face we are all looking for some escape. Why not head to GOMA and utilise their electricity then your own at home…plus you get to see some cool artwork.
It’s a nice escape from the hustle-bustle of Brisbane
There’s not further need to elaborate on that one.
It will inspire you
It’s sometimes hard to see the inspiration which is practically everywhere. But a visit to the GOMA will most definitely inspire you.
It’s FREE entry *exclamation mark*
I saved the best for last, of course. There will still be the occasional exhibition which will be paid but for the most part feel free to wander around without paying a cent and then still have enough money for lunch afterwards. It’s a win, win situation and I like them.
So go forth and enjoy some artwork. Want to know some more hot spots of Brisbane, click here.
Comment your experience with GOMA below. I would love to hear about it.
Where: Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD
Opening times: 10-5pm everyday (including weekends)
Image credit: Colby Rinaldis