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.