Art in Paradise

Images: Garry Benson
Text: Garry Benson

Brisvegas, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Brisvegas, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Last night I was privileged to attend a Members Only farewell showing of the most magnificent art I have ever seen at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth “shows major new works by a truly global artist, whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art.” (http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/cai_guo-qiang)

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Queensland and Brisbane has not only come of age with its art scene, it’s pi**ing all over the rest of Australia with its Art, Museum and Library complex on the banks of the big, brown Brisbane River. I last visited the site for Expo 88 with my lovely friend Val and what a transformation. Thanks to my dear friends Janna and Peter for this brilliant evening!

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson


Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson


Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Image Credit: Garry Benson

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Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.

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2 comments on “Art in Paradise
  1. AndrewGills says:

    Wow! I love Falling Back to Earth. Am a huge art fan

  2. bytetime says:

    It was a stunning exhibition. I have seen some of Cai Guo-Qiang’s work at a number of the Asia Pacific Triennials over the years – his work is amazing.

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