Whenever a new blockbuster exhibition opens at the Gallery of Modern Art, it comes bearing plenty of gifts. You'd expect a heap of paintings, sculptures and installations, and you'd be right; however GOMA's high-profile attractions also boast their own series of parties — after dark, when the gallery is usually closed.
With Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection currently gracing the South Brisbane spot's walls, it's time for a new batch of evening shindigs. From 5.30pm every Friday between June 8 and July 7, Patricia Piccinini Up Late will feature bars, bands and talks alongside the artist's distinctive creations, with Amaya Laucirica, Xylouris White, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Zola Jesus, Miss Blanks, Cable Ties and The Gooch Palms on the bill.
Given that the Curious Affection exhibition and its accompanying film program both contemplate the intersection of science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, this isn't going to be your usual late-night art party. Also on offer is a series of chats that will explore the emotions conjured up by Piccinini's work. Yep, you're going to have plenty to talk about.
Images: Patricia Piccinini, Australia VIC, b.1965, Teenage Metamorphosis. 2017. Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, found objects. 25 x 137 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / Zola Jesus.