Extensive Regional Tour for QAGOMA Video Works

Regional Queensland audiences have an opportunity to experience key video works from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Collection, when the exhibition ‘Physical Video’ tours extensively across the region from 4 July 2018 to May 2020.

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said ‘Physical Video’ focused on performance and theatricality in video art from the 1970s to the present.

‘These vibrant and thought-provoking works demonstrate how artists use the physical gestures and actions of the human body to illustrate social, political and aesthetic issues,’ Mr Saines said.

‘Each work engages the body, and captures acts of endurance alongside playful exploration of elements such as air, water and fire.

‘We are thrilled to have the opportunity to tour this accessible and stimulating exhibition, which is designed with multi-purpose gallery spaces in mind, he said.

Opening at the Lockyer Valley Art Gallery in Gatton, the tour extends to regional venues including Layunyah Art Gallery in Chinchilla, and the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery (Biloela).

Building upon an earlier version at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the exhibition now appears in a new iteration that will feature artists including Angela Tiatia (New Zealand/Australia),Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont (Australia), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Japan/United States/Vietnam), Donghee Koo (South Korea), Tarryn Gill (Australia), Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand), and James Oram (New Zealand).

Some works, such as James Oram’s with Feeling the burn 2006, use direct-to-camera performance to explore risk, endurance and transformation, while Gymnasium 2010 by Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont questions ideas of physical perfection alongside Australian national identity. A work by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, finds rickshaw drivers dragging their pedal carts across the seabed to symbolise the struggle of refugees in postwar Vietnam, and Donghee Koo deconstructs of the children’s game cat’s cradle to explore conscious and unconscious forms of play.

Mr Saines said the regional tour of ‘Physical Video’ further cemented the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to making art accessible to all Queenslanders.

‘It’s our goal to constantly reinvent our QAGOMA curated exhibitions, in order to extend our regional touring opportunities and to continue to reach audiences across the state,’ he said.

For more information visit qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/touring/physical-video.


Lockyer Valley Art Gallery (Gatton)
4 July – 12 August 2018
Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery (Biloela)
17 August – 28 September 2018
Cairns Art Gallery
1 December 2018 – 3 February 2019
Grassland Art Gallery (Tambo)
9 February – 24 March 2019
Lapunyah Art Gallery (Chinchilla)
29 March – 8 May 2019
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
16 May – 30 June 2019
Logan Art Gallery
2 August – 7 September 2019
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
14 September – 20 October 2019
Gympie Regional Art Gallery
20 November 2019 – 11 January 2020
The Centre Beaudesert
17 January – 18 March 2020
The Butter Factory (Cooroy)
27 March – 3 May 2020

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art provides a program of touring exhibitions and related services to regional Queensland.

The regional tour of ‘Physical Video’ demonstrates the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to making art accessible to all Queenslanders. It’s a key part of QAGOMA’s regional program delivery along with talks, artist-run workshops, professional development opportunities and more.

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