David Lynch at QAGOMA

The visual art of highly acclaimed director David Lynch is coming to Brisbane with the exhibition to be showcased at the Gallery of Modern Art.


While the Filmmaker is most notably known for his moving pictures such as Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Dr (2001) and the cult favourite television series of the 1990’s, Twin Peaks (1990-1991), Lynch has also established himself as an esteemed Painter and Photographer.

An extensive collection of over 200 paintings, photography and works on paper will be on display from March to June to celebrate Lynch’s artistic career.



Three creative themes will be explored, including ‘Man and Machine,’ ‘The Extra-ordinary’ and ‘Psychic Aches.’ The themes will focus on the ideas of humanity amongst a world of industry, inner conflict and deeper realities.


Screenings of Lynch’s classic films will be presented alongside special showings of short programs, television works and documentaries.


In particular, March 14 marks an important date not to be missed as Lynch himself with join special guests in an exclusive Brisbane event, ‘David Lynch: In Conversation.’


Lynch will discuss his work in the artistic fields of film, painting, music and meditation, while sharing with the audience an insight into his life and passions.


A special publication will also be available at the Gallery, entitled ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’, where the art, films and photography of Lynch are explored in detail.


Words by Melanie Baker

Details: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, QLD 4101 | 07 3840 7303 | 14 March 14 to 7 June 2015 | Open daily until 4:00pm | Adults $15 and Concessions $12

Feature: David Lynch, United States b.1946
/ Head #3 (from the series ‘Small Stories’) 2013 / Gelatin silver print on Baryta paper / 81.5 x 90cm / Courtesy: David Lynch and Item éditions / © The artist

David Lynch, United States b. 1946 / Airplane and Tower 2013 / Oil and mixed media on canvas / 182.8 x 304.8cm / Courtesy: David Lynch and Kayne Griffin Corcoran / © The artist