9th Asia Pacific Triennial


The APT9 Summer Festival comes to Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) from 18–20 January, 2019, with mindfulness yoga to start the day, art-making workshops, live music, performances, storytelling, film screenings and more for the whole family to enjoy.

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the APT9 Summer Festival offered a wonderfully diverse program that extended ideas being explored by more than 80 artists and collectives featured in ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, showing across both Gallery sites all through summer.

‘A highlight of the jam packed, all-ages festival will be the return of QAGOMA’s signature Up Late program from 6.00-10.00pm on Friday 19 January,’ he said.

‘Featuring live music from Ngaiire (Sydney), Bottlesmoker (Indonesia) and May Lyn (Brisbane), APT9 Up Late will also showcase DJs Black Amex, Ben Chiu from A Love Supreme and Dameeeela, as well as interactive music tours though the exhibition and performances by Radha La Bia and Dance Masala.

QAGOMA’s Head of Public Engagement Tamsin Cull said the APT9 Summer Festival was a multi-faceted program of up tempo and hands-on activities, alongside more relaxing, contemplative activities for audiences of all ages.

‘Each day of the festival will start with Calm Living Yoga, followed by activities ranging from stitching, storytelling and weaving to Let’s Make Noise! tours through APT9 with musician John Patterson (of The Grates), and interactive Bollywood-inspired dance shows for children and families,’ Ms Cull said.

Films from the Asia Pacific will screen daily at GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque and local children’s author and poet Dr June Perkins and members of Brisbane’s Kiribati community will read stories under the huge fig tree next to the river at the GOMA Cafe Bistro.

Festival audiences can also discover claymation with APT9 artist Souliya Phoumivong (Laos), learn more about the world of bees from Bee One Third Neighbourhood Honey, participate in drop-in workshops with The Stitchery Collective and experience weaving and dance performances by women from Brisbane’s Bougainville Community Group Inc.

For more information on the all-ages APT9 Summer Festival or to purchase tickets to Up Late visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.

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