Fairy Tales

Exhibition and Shows

2 Dec 2023 to 28 Apr 2024 Once Only Event

‘Fairy Tales’ the exhibition explores how fairy tales from across the world have held our fascination for centuries through art and culture by showcasing the way visual storytellers draw on these narratives to entrance, delight and disconcert audiences.

Bringing together artists, film makers and designers through painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and filmic elements, props, costumes, and fashion, the exhibition highlights the archetypal figures we know so well – wicked witches, stalwart princes and princesses, and magical animals, both fierce and friendly.

‘Fairy Tales’ explores prominent narrative themes; stories of children coming of age and ageing, the shifting role of gender and otherness, tales of bravery and justice, loyalty and humility, cunning and aspiration. In doing so it brings together well-known visual motifs of woods and trees, mirrors and blood, impossible shoes and clothing for royalty, castles and coaches, and at least one pumpkin.

Exclusive to Brisbane, tickets go on sale mid-2023.

Image: Yayoi Kusama / ‘Flowers that bloom at midnight’ 2011 / Purchased 2012 with funds from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through the QAG Foundation / Collection: QAG / © Yayoi Kusama / Photograph: Mark Sherwood © QAGOMA

Event Dates

Once Only Event

2 Dec 2023 to 28 Apr 2024

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