After 17 years, James Turrell’s Brisbane work is realised

A new permanent light work by James Turrell completes the vision of GOMA’s architects, and is headed to become a global destination artwork for Brisbane.
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James Turrell’s architectural light installation at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA.

American artist James Turrell is no stranger to Australia.

His light works have been included in many museum shows, most significantly his 2014 retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia, as well as the permanent Skyspace, Within Without (2010) also in Canberra. Turrell’s work also features in architectural installations at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina