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QAGOMA Christmas Design Market

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Local artisan quality handmade gifts for Christmas
The Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, better known as GOMA, is hosting a Christmas Design Market on Saturday 15th December 2018 from 9.00 am to 4.00pm.

Come along to have the opportunity to treat yourself and your family to handmade gifts by the best makers/local artisans in Queensland. This is one of Brisbane's favourite markets and will be held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct in South Brisbane.

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When there you can also wander through the current exhibitions or stop at the café for lunch and beverage.

Current free exhibitions include

APT9 Kids – also from 24 November to 28th April 2019, this exhibition features interactive artworks, hands-on and multimedia activities created by children and family.

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) from 24 November to 28th April 2019. This exhibition overflows with colour presenting a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

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Robert MacPherson "Boss Drovers" comprises of 2,400 individual drawings deliberately executed as if by a ten-year child. Robert has made these drawings over a 20-year period under the guise of his alter ego, Robert Pene, a grade 4 student at St. Joseph's Convent, Nambour, Queensland. The project is dated 14 February 1947 and each sheet is stained to give it an aged look. (29th September 2018 to 24 February 2019)

A Fleeting Bloom can be located in Gallery 6, Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the classic arts of Japan with magnificent folded screens, photography, ceramics and paintings that capture moments of distinct beauty in the aspects of nature. (8 September 2018 to 29 September 2019)

The permanent exhibitions are Night Life by James Turrell, Australian Art Collection, Indigenous Australian Art Collection, Tow Row, The World Turns and the International Art Collection.

There is always plenty happening at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art and you can easily spend your whole day there.

The Christmas Design Market is a special event and will be held in GOMA Forecourt. Take the stress out of your festive shopping and purchase all you need for family presents to go under the Christmas Tree. Don't forget the date – 15th December 2018 from 9.00am.
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Why? Local Artisan Quality Handmade Items
When: 15 December 2018
Phone: Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Where: Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Cost: Free
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