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Brisbane art galleries re-open after floods

Brisbane art galleries re-open after floods

The Queensland floods have put life on temporary hold for many people and businesses whilst the rebuild continues. Thankfully, life in Brisbane’s art world has now stirred with the re-opening of Brisbane’s premier art venues, The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), last week. The doors burst open to welcome the art-loving public back to enjoy exhibitions including Scott Redford: Introducing Reinhardt Dammn at QAG and the popular 21st Century: Art in the First Decade at GoMA.

Also joining the line-up is GoMA Talks. The fortnightly (until 14 April) Communcation – Who are we in the world of Web 2.0 series is hosted by Antony Funnell who invites the public to engage with a panel of ABC’s Radio National presenters on the issues that defined the first decade of the 21st century.

You can discuss how Web 2.0 fits into our world today. Web 2.0 refers to the interactive capabilities from the ‘second generation’ of the World Wide Web and includes social networking sites, blogging, video sharing and wikis. It will be an interesting talk, as the way we experience and use the internet today has changed greatly, especially with user-generated content being such a driving force behind Web 2.0.

If you’d like to pick the brains of industry experts from a range of fields and disciplines, join in the next talk on March 3 2011. You can also interact via the webcast, streamed live via the 21C Blog. Plus, why not tweet your questions to the panel during the events using the hashtag #GoMAtalks. You’ll be interacting in true Web 2.0 fashion!

For more information of the public talks, as well as visitor information and date changes to exhibitions, visit the Re-opening Update via the galleries’ website.

Yours in Brisbane art galleries,


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