The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019 | QAG, GOMA | Free

Stretching from Iraq to Hawai’i, ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) will bring new and significant art from across the region to Brisbane.

Highlights will be a substantial number of newly commissioned works, as well as works by emerging, mid-career and senior artists and influential works that continue to shape contemporary art in the region. APT9 is based on extensive research that has built on the wealth of knowledge established over the exhibition’s 25 year history.

The exhibition will feature over 80 artists and groups whose work is notable for making an impact in contemporary art in its local context, including a large representation of Australian artists. Their works will reveal a number of preoccupations, such as the use of innovative approaches to indigenous traditions and modern thought, the re-imagining of histories or poetic narratives and the ability to show our universal yet diverse relations to nature and culture.

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BrisAsia Festival 2019

9th February – 3 March 2019

BrisAsia Festival showcases traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events.

For three weeks, you’re invited to come and enjoy the contemporary and traditional arts of Asian culture.

Over 80 events are spread across the whole city, offered by over 500 artists. With theatre, dance, gastronomy, music, film and visual arts, the programme promises to be packed full. Like the 70,000 or so people expected, don’t miss this great opportunity to immerse yourself in Asian culture.

Includes :

Feb 16 |BrisAsia Festival 2019 – Summer Party

The events for the Festival are still being collated – view the latest info here

Musicbox Showcase: BrisAsia Sound

1st March 2019

With special guest appearance by Lee Lin Chin, BrisAsia Sound returns to QPAC’s Green Jam this year with an eclectic line-up of Asian-Australian performers! Enjoy The QUBE Effect 2018 finalists, Salmon & The Peaches, followed by electronic artist LÂLKA. As headliners of the evening, dynamic duo KiKi-Tsugaru from Japan will bring their Shamisen prowess to Brisbane.

In partnership with QPAC and The Japan Foundation, Sydney, part of BrisAsia Festival 2019.

Melbourne Street Green | 5:30PM

AJSQ Tour of the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT9) at QAGOMA

Sunday 10 March 2019

Join the AJSQ for a day of Japan-related activities, focused around QAGOMA’s stunning 9th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT9).


10:00AM | Meet for a pre-tour coffee at the GOMA Cafe Bistro (overlooking the Brisbane River and Kurilpa Bridge) (own cost) (Cafe opens at 9:00AM)

10:30AM | AJSQ private tour and commentary of the four Japanese Artists featured in QAGOMA’s 9th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT9) and introduction to key themes and countries represented in the exhibition

11:15AM | Tour concludes


Participants can continue through the APT9 at their own pace before moving across to view the long-term exhibition A Fleeting Bloom in the Queensland Art Gallery

(APT9 and  A Fleeting Bloom exhibitions are both FREE)

1:00PM | AJSQ members and friends can join the public screening of the Japanese film Futatsume no Mado (Still the Water) in the QAGOMA cinema. FREE –  No pre-allocated seating or ticket purchase required. Please proceed to GOMA Cinema A 15 minutes prior to the start of the film)

NOTE: Please contact the AJSQ Secretariat: to join the tour at 10:30AM