PLAYMAKER
The Playmaker
Let's play
PLAYMAKER
  • It's Saturday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Brisbane
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?
  • LET'S PLAY
29° & CLOUDY ON SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER IN BRISBANE
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Gary Carsley: Purple Reign

A virtual jacaranda garden is blooming inside GOMA for the next five months.
By Sarah Ward
November 12, 2018
  shares

Gary Carsley: Purple Reign

A virtual jacaranda garden is blooming inside GOMA for the next five months.
By Sarah Ward
November 12, 2018
  shares

Many things have graced GOMA's walls and halls, from dots everywhere to weird and wonderful fields of not-quite-flowers. Between Monday, November 12, 2018 and Sunday, April 28, 2019, so will a secret jacaranda garden of sorts. Sure, it's easy to spot the eye-catching trees across the city at this time of year; however this creative exhibit will surround you with purple.

Gary Carsley's Purple Reign is part of the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and it's blooming inside the gallery for five months. It's designed for children, but great art can bring out the kid inside all of us. It can also make everyone want to take a whole heap of photos.

The interactive piece is inspired by R Godfrey Rivers' 1903 painting Under the jacaranda, and projects gorgeous blossoms of purple onto the space's walls. There's also animated video and touchscreens, letting attendees — especially the younger ones — really play with and dive into the artwork.

Image: Installation view of 'Purple Reign'. / Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA.

Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x