Sculpture Is Everything

Contemporary Works From The Collection

Showcasing the Gallery's Collection and featuring a group of major new acquisitions, 'Sculpture is Everything' explores the extraordinarily diverse and surprising field of contemporary sculpture.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 18 August 2012 to Sunday 28 October 2012

Gummo IV image Installation view of Michael Sailstorfer's Wolken (Clouds) (detail) image Wolken (Clouds) image

Published by GAGOMA on Wednesday 22 August 2012.
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Sculpture is everything — from found objects to kinetic structures, from monuments to installation and land art, from pop assemblages to ritual objects. Form, material and three-dimensional space have been considered to define the medium of sculpture; the exhibition points to how these sculptural concerns are played out in film, photography, painting and performance.

Installed throughout the ground floor of GOMA, the exhibition features works by Australian and international artists including Ai Weiwei, Martin Creed, Olaf Breuning, Thomas Demand, Lara Favaretto, Simryn Gill, Romuald Hazoumé, Gordon Hookey, Zilvinas Kempinas, Anish Kapoor, Gordon Matta-Clark, John Mawurndjul, Henrique Oliveira, Dennis Oppenheim, Michael Sailstorfer, Kathy Temin, Ken Thaiday Sr, Rachel Whiteread and Erwin Wurm.

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The 120 page publication Sculpture is Everything is available from the Gallery Store and online

Programs and events

My Gen 50+
Conversations with curators
Thursday 23 August | 2.30pm, GOMA

Find out why and how sculpture is everything in this informal conversation style program with Kathryn Weir, Curatorial Manager, International Art and Australian Cinémathèque where you can ask questions along the way. Free, no bookings required. For more information visit My Gen 50+.

Volunteer Guided Tours
11.00am | Meet your guide at the information desk | Free

Tour for visitors with a hearing impairment
Friday 26 October | 10.00am, GOMA
Assistive listening devices (FM system) are available for visitors with a hearing impairment. As the number of devices is limited, bookings in advance are essential. A minimum of 2 business days is required and bookings are subject to availability. To book, please contact the Education Bookings Office. Telephone: (07) 3840 7255 (between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday). Email:

Auslan tour for visitors who are Deaf
Sunday 28 October | 3.00pm, GOMA
Meet your guide at the information desk, GOMA. An interpreter from Deaf Services Queensland accompanies the volunteer guide on these free tours. No bookings are required.