2018 APT9 Opening Party

6 reasons to immerse yourself in APT9 in Brisbane this weekend

Heart art? Well, clear your schedule because we just found your weekend plans.

Ease your way down to QAGOMA to brush up on emerging artists and travel the world without leaving Brisbane.

The Asia Pacific Triennial is back again for another multi-disciplinary romp through arts and culture in the Asia Pacific region. Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 different countries, the 9th Annual Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) shines a light on conventional definitions of contemporary art, inviting you to scrutinise the relationship between art and the shifting social structures across the Asia Pacific region.

The past 25 years have seen no fewer than eight exhibitions of works from contemporary artists in the Asia Pacific, each instalment bringing an explosive and vibrant cross-cultural insight to the halls of QAGOMA. This one will run until 28 April 2019.

Need more convincing? Here are six reasons you should go.

1. SIMPLY WONDER-WALL

Get the must-do Instagram shot in front of Iman Raad’s ‘Days of Bliss and Woe’ mural spanning over three gallery walls.

2. LET YOUR AIR DOWN

APT9 QAGOMA Brisbane photo by @qagoma

photo by @qagoma

Get swept up in Johnathan Jones’ dramatic, undulating wall installation on the importance of wind.

3. SEE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

APT9 QAGOMA Brisbane photo by @adityanovali

Photo by @adityanovali

There is something fascinating about peering into other people’s windows.

Housed in its own room, the work ‘The Wall’ is a meticulously constructed maquette of apartments. What will you see?

4. YOU CAN MARVEL AT ARTWORK LIKE THIS

APT9 QAGOMA Brisbane photo by @qagoma 1

photo by @qagoma

Love texture and colour?

Say hello to Hassan Sharif’s enormous textural work.

5. NO MARIE KONDO-ING NEEDED

Does this exhibit bring us joy? It sure does.

Feel content and get lost in the detail of ‘House – Spirit’ 2018 by Vuth Lyno.

6. IT’S THE BEES KNEES

APT9 QAGOMA BRISBANE photo by @qagoma 2

Photo by @qagoma

There she is! 🔎 👑🐝

You can be lucky enough to spot the queen bee in Anne Noble’s fascinating installation ‘Conversatio: a cabinet of wonder’. Just look for the identifying hot pink spot.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO APT9? What was your favourite piece?