The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) concluded on Sunday, April 10, after a successful six months with record numbers of more than 600,000 coming to see the exhibition. This year for the first time, a program of live performances and special events called APT Live ran alongside the exhibition, including three curated film collections – ‘Pop Islam’, ‘Filipino Indie’ and ‘Lav Diaz’.

The APT8 Kids program produced some astonishing collaborations between artists and the public. Artist Lawrence English’s project entitled Everyday Whispers received more than 20,000 voice-recorded wishes and as part of Rosanna Raymond’s Play with Your Birds more than 40,000 poncho-like Tahitian tiputas were made by visitors. A few of the APT8 kids activities will be available until the 15 May at the Children’s Art Centre on GOMA’s Park level.

The event was supported by sponsors the Queensland Government, Audi and Tourism and Events Queensland.

Words by Laura Stephens
Images supplied by Photography: QAGOMA