'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' is an exhibition, publication, blog and series of public programs at the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art that explore the art of the past ten years. As an expanded platform for the exhibition, the '21st Century Blog' functions as a source book of reference material and contributions provided by artists, curators and writers. Read more



The following public programs were webcasted live during ‘21st Century: Art in the first Decade’*. Click each program to view the archived webcast.

GoMA Talks

Engage in the issues that defined the first decade of the 21st Century during this entertaining series of free evening discussions at GoMA as part of the '21st Century: Art in the First Decade' exhibition. Taking a panel discussion format, favourite presenters from ABC Radio National will host discussions that explore the big topics, from climate change and health economics to communication and design innovations, with visiting guests from a range of fields. Whilst you watch this live webcast, don't forget that you can tweet your comments, feedback and questions to the panel using hash tag #GoMAtalks.

17 February
6.30pm - 7.30pm
GoMA TALKS Communication | Who are we in the world of Web 2.0? | Hosted by Antony Funnell, Future Tense
3 March
6.30pm - 7.30pm
GoMA TALKS Places | What makes up a 21st century city and are there any boundaries? | Hosted by Alan Saunders, By Design
17 March
6.30pm - 7.30pm
GoMA TALKS Design | What does a 21st century art museum look like and who is it for? | Hosted by Janne Ryan, Producer, By Design
31 March
6.30pm - 7.30pm
GoMA TALKS | Science | How are health and the environment linked in the 21st century and are our lifestyles putting economies at risk? | Hosted by Paul Barclay, Australia Talks
14 April
6.30pm - 7.30pm
GoMA TALKS | Futures | What will the future of the 21st century hold? | Hosted by Antony Funnell, Future Tense

For more information on panellists and the topic of discussion for each week please click here

Talking about contemporary art

Investigate the diverse aims, inspirations and contexts for the production of art in the 21st century with Dr Mark Pennings, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology and special guests in this 8-part illustrated lecture series.

19 February
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Lecture | Contemporary art's history | Mark Pennings
26 February
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Lecture | Global identities: Social and political perspectives | Mark Pennings
5 March
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Lecture | Taking part in contemporary art: Entertainment and participation | Mark Pennings
12 March
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Lecture | New globalism in the media sphere: New media art | Mark Pennings
19 March
2.00pm - 3.00pm
In-conversation | Contemporary Art in an international field | Mark Pennings with Julie Ewington, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art
26 March
2.00pm - 3.00pm
In-conversation | Video and memes | Mark Pennings with José Da Silva, Curator, Australian Cinémathèque
2 April
2.00pm - 3.00pm
In-conversation | The fluidity of boundaries and international art | Mark Pennings with Russell Storer, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art and Nicholas Chambers, Curator, Contemporary International Art
* Live webcasting is not currently available on Apple mobile devices e.g. iPad, iPhone, iPhone touch.