james turrell light commission


See GOMA in a whole new light with International artist James Turrell’s major architectural light installation commissioned to illuminate its façade.

Brisbane is invited to experience first-hand James Turrell’s artwork – an ever-evolving pattern of intensifying and diffusing coloured light.

James Turrell

For more than half a century, James Turrell (United States, b.1943) has worked with light and space to create immersive and moving artworks that play with viewers’ perceptions.

James Turrell

‘The activation of Turrell’s artwork onsite is a unique milestone in the history of the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Cultural Centre and Brisbane, and it’s a time for us all to celebrate,’ says QAGOMA Director Chris Saines.

‘During the development of GOMA, lead architects Kerry Clare, Lindsay Clare and James Jones envisaged an artist-illuminated ‘white box’ on the Gallery’s main pedestrian approaches.

‘More than a decade on, Turrell’s architectural light installation realises the potential of GOMA’s white box façade, and completes a major aspect of the architects’ original design intention.This work will truly transform the way local, interstate and international audiences experience the building at night.’

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland Government was proud to support the exciting project.

‘The installation is a fantastic addition to GOMA and will further enhance Queensland’s reputation as a world-class cultural tourism destination,’ she said.


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