Welcome to The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art!
APT8 presents new and recent works by artists from across Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
Distinguished by its sustained engagement with a specific geographical region, each APT offers an opportunity to conduct detailed research into new developments, enduring cultural practices and the relationship of art to shifting social and economic structures.
The increasingly interdisciplinary and mobile nature of contemporary art throughout the region is a major conceptual thread of APT8. The body, figuration and performance, in dialogue with experiments in scale and form, are explored.
A broad representation of media, generations and social backgrounds may be found in the selection of artists and artworks, and emerging centres of grassroots activity are profiled alongside new tendencies in established artistic contexts. Focus projects explore indigenous and vernacular art in India and performance in the Pacific.
Installed across QAG and GOMA, APT8 comprises the work of more than 80 artists and groups, as well as cinema screenings, an ongoing program of talks, performances and artist projects, and activities for young audiences.
In the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, ‘Filipino Indie’ showcases independent cinema from the Philippines, while Pop Islam presents diverse experiences within Islamic cultures throughout the region. APT8 Live presents a program of live performance, and APT8 Kids features interactive artworks and activities developed with exhibiting artists especially for children and their families.
A number of short artist videos with Auslan translation and captions are available for viewing on mobile devices in the Gallery. Look for the Auslan and CC symbols on selected artwork labels in QAG and GOMA or download the OpenAccess Tours app. The videos can also be viewed online through QAGOMA TV.
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship exhibition focussed on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia | 21 November 2015 – 10 April 2016
Founding Sponsor: Queensland Government
Principal Sponsor: Audi Australia