Queensland Gallery of Modern Art




Queensland Gallery of Modern Art


The site selected for this critique is the Queensland gallery of modern art (GOMA), which is located at the Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland Australia. GOMA is one of the few treasures tucked deep in Brisbane that attracts local and international visitors.  It is established under The Queensland Art Gallery Act of 1987, from which it draws and overarching governance and management structure (QAGOMA). It is also a part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, signifying its importance in Brisbane’s art scene. GOMA was established in the 21st century, opening doors to the first visitors on 2 December 2006. This is the second Queensland Art Gallery’s second house and the largest gallery of contemporary arts in the country.  It is also home to the country’s first cinematheque. Facing Brisbane River and the Central Business District (CBD) across the river, GOMA does not only present a cultural experience but also a scenic view of Brisbane. Visitors can therefore enjoy a panoramic view of the Brisbane City from GOMA. It has a floor space of about 25,000 squares meters providing enough room for housing different galleries(QAGOMA). GOMA is designed using the theme of a pavilion in the landscape. It was designed by Archiectus, which was commissioned by the Queensland Government in 2002 after they were selected in a competitor to design Queensland Art Gallery’s second site.   This theme acts as an important hub for the civic precinct.  In addition, there are also other important aspects of this site including the natural topography, urban generation, and the river that blows a cool breeze inside.  It also operates retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, and proceeds are used to support the operations of the gallery.