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The GOMA Slide is Back: For Kids and their Adults to Enjoy!

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane is turning 10 and to celebrate they are bringing back some old favourites including the GOMA slide. Here is what you need to know about visiting this Brisbane Families favourite this summer 2016/2017.

GOMA is celebrating turning 10

GOMA is turning 10 and we are getting the presents!  This summer (and beyond) GOMA is inviting us to come back to the gallery to enjoy a fantastic range of exhibits including the popular GOMA slide as part of their Sugar Spin artwork. Last time the slide was here from Dec 2010 – April 2011, it was a firm favourite with adults and kids alike. It is something that the gallery has often had requests to have return!

Sugar Spin: the fabulous GOMA Slide

goma-slide Brisbane

Headlining the celebrations is ‘Sugar Spin’, featuring over 200 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. From brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites (that means the GOMA slide!), the exhibition reflects our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights.

‘Sugar Spin’ also marks the return of Carsten Höller’s much-loved Left/Right Slide, spiralling visitors from the top floor of GOMA to the bottom. This is an interactive exhibit for children and adults alike and was a firm favourite with the kids of Families Magazine!

Other family friendly exhibits at GOMA

goma-white-lego alongside the GOMA Slide

Other exhibits include Ron Mueck’s oversized In bed; Olafur Eliasson’s interactive installation of thousands of white Lego pieces The cubic structural evolution project; and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s musical installation of live finches, from here to ear (v.13) 2010.

Complex connections between humanity and the natural world are celebrated and reconceived in ‘Sugar Spin’ as it draws visitors between distinctive chapters – sweet-melt, white out, blackwater, soaring, garden and cosmos – establishing a dramatic itinerary through GOMA’s unique exhibition spaces, reflecting the urgent challenges of our day, as well as the beauty of the world we live in.

When will the GOMA Slide be open?

The exhibits open on Saturday 3 December and will stay in place until Monday 17 April 2017. The exhibits are free. Riding the GOMA slide is free.

Read our GOMA for kids review here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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