Crossing from one gallery to the next

Brisbane no longer has one art gallery. In an adjoining building, was the modern art gallery of more than ten years, The Goma. This one seemed to excite the many students visiting the gallery far more than the subdued original site.

Kohei Nawa (Japan)
Japanese artist, Kohei Nawa’s Double Deer has since been moved to a Melbourne gallery

Firstly, there was a slide from the top floor right back down to the entrance. The best part was watching the unsure students hesitate before the final push that ended in a matter of seconds at the bottom.

Ron Mueck — In Bed
The size of Ron Mueck’s In Bed was astounding

Then there was the realistic works, one in particular creeped me out. It was not only the size of the sculptures that was hypnotic, but Ron Mueck’s — In Bed wouldn’t let me leave. Like other viewers, I had to study the art work from all angles.

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