Carsten Höller's art slippery dip will let you slide all the way from the top floor of GOMA to the bottom.

Every ten-year-old's birthday party always boasts one thing in abundance: sugar. And yes, that proves true even when Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art is blowing out the candles.

GOMA's latest free exhibition, Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything, doesn't hand out bags of lollies that you can take home with you (sorry) — but it does bring together more than 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. Expect plenty of sweetness as the collection of pieces contemplates the connection between humanity and the natural world. And, because there's always a flipside, expect a showcase that recognises the many challenges that go hand-in-hand with out beautiful environment as well.

Taking over the gallery until April 17, 2017, one the major drawcards is Nervescape by Icelandic-born artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter, which is a multi-coloured landscape of synthetic hair. Yes, really. Attendees can also enjoy the return of Left/Right Slide by Carsten Höller — and of sliding and spiralling from the top floor of GOMA to the bottom.

Published on December 05, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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