Summer blockbuster puts new twist on age-old tales

The enchantment of fairy tales will be captured at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art with over 100 artworks, from installation and photography to film and costumes.
Fairy Tales. A long dining table with white wigged serving staff standing behind six dressed/bibbed wolves eating dinner.

What is your impression of fairy tales? Adventure (and romance) with a happily-ever-after, unconventional friendships filled with the nostalgia towards bedtime stories… Or perhaps the moment when you learned that every fairy tale has a darker side.

All these and more will be explored as Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) transforms its entire ground level to encapsulate our lingering fascination with these age-old stories in Fairy Tales (2 December to 28 April 2024).

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_