Ten years of feel-good modernism: Brisbane's Goma still raises the bar

By Andrew Frost

On its 10th anniversary, the Gallery of Modern Art showcases the breadth of its permanent collection but can’t escape the erosion of traditional art spaces

It only seems like yesterday that I flew up to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art for the grand opening in 2006 – an event that was a launch for both the country’s youngest public art gallery and the fifth iteration of the Australia Pacific Triennial, the gallery’s signature exhibition.

That event a decade ago set the bar for all subsequent Goma openings: lots of colourful, large-scale art mixed with generous free entertainment and bar privileges. And so it was, too, for last week’s 10th birthday bash.

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