The Gallery Of Modern Art
This is a general listing for the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), located at South Bank. We support this general listing with a specific GOMA for Kids review and another that focuses on the toddler friendly activities at GOMA.
The Gallery of Modern Art is situated in the same precinct as the Queensland Museum, State Library and Art Gallery and has a childrens section that generally offers interactive activities and fun for Brisbane Kids. Exhibitions vary and it is advisable to go to their website to check out what is on for Brisbane Kids now or check our calendar above using the menu. The Gallery of Modern Art is one of those amazing creative spaces that changes not only with its exhibitions but also with the age and interests of your child.
Is GOMA Child-Friendly?
There are generally plenty of kids activities at GOMA that are free and the Gallery of Modern Art is well known for devoting space to a children’s section and playing host to some of the largest children’s Art Exhibitions in Australia. The activities do vary but if they are specifically for kids we will list them on our calendar and list any fees.
There are also often less child-friendly exhibitions and some art installations that will make you gasp at the thought of taking a child. If you attend these art exhibitions with your kids just be prepared to manage your children’s noise levels and exuberance in these more adult and often more delicate exhibitions. The few times we have attended these sort of art exhibitions with kids we have been the focus of security guards while inside. That said- don’t let that deter you, it is their job to keep the art safe and your job to give your children a cultural experience.
Is the Gallery of Modern Art free?
The Gallery of Modern Art is free to enter but sometimes the exhibitions do cost money- we make the costings very clear on our Things to Do in Brisbane Calendar.
How do you get to GOMA?
The Gallery of Modern Art is located on Stanley Street, South Brisbane. It is near to Brisbane public transport options including the train or bus but you can also park underneath all day for $15. If you are a visitor to Brisbane then you might like to catch a Citycat and check out all that Brisbane has to offer via the river.
Are there places to eat around GOMA?
There is the odd cafe and Museum restaurant near GOMA but many people tend to head to nearby South Bank if they are grabbing a bite to eat. The Gallery of Modern Art is also surrounded by lush green lawns and provides the perfect opportunity for an outdoor picnic if you want to save a few dollars.