David Lynch: Between Two Worlds

WHEN : 14th March - 17th June
WHERE : Gallery of Modern Art / Queensland Art Gallery

Alongside his esteemed career as a filmmaker, David Lynch has worked as a visual artist for 50 years, producing an extensive body of paintings, photography and works on paper. ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ is a rare opportunity to consider Lynch’s entire creative vision and the relationships between his practice as an artist, filmmaker and musician.

Developed closely with the artist, the QAGOMA exhibition features more than 200 works and is organised around three ideas – ‘Man and machine’, ‘The extra-ordinary’, and ‘Psychic Aches’. Moving between the porous divide of the body and the world it inhabits, the exhibition explores the subjects of industry and organic phenomena; representations of inner conflict; and the possibility of finding a deeper reality in our experience of the everyday.


A complete retrospective of Lynch’s films, videos and works for television are presented as part of the exhibition in the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque. View all screenings

Special Events

The exhibition includes a number of special events, including a reimagining of the music of Twin Peaks by Xiu Xiu and a new work by HEXA responding to Lynch’s archive of factory photographs. View all events