In conjunction with The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will be taking key activities from APT8 Kids on the road visiting the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy these school holidays.
As an integral part of the Asia Pacific Triennial series, QAGOMA has hosted a dynamic program of interactive and hands-on activities for children since 1999, designed to connect young visitors with the art practice of some of the region’s leading contemporary artists.
APT8 Kids on Tour will visit over 50 regional venues from January to April 2016 including theButter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy on 16th to 24th January.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said the Gallery had worked closely with artists from six countries including India, Vietnam and New Zealand to develop activities that would travel throughout Queensland as part of APT8 Kids on Tour.
APT8 Kids on Tour will enrich children’s knowledge of the culturally diverse Asia Pacific region as they’re explore how artists reflect their culture, beliefs and ideas through art. With the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, we are again able to bring these activities to regional venues so children from across the state can take part in APT8, said Mr Saines.
APT8 Kids on Tour will feature making and drawing activities including Indian artist Venkat Raman Singh Shyam’sThe Woman and the Parrot 2015 and Rosanna Raymond’s Play with Your Birds 2015, as well as multimedia activities such as Vietnamese artist UuDam Tran Nguyen’sDraw 2 Connect with License 2 Draw.
We are excited to present a special version of UuDam Tran Nguyen’s License 2 Draw interactive where visitors create a large-scale drawing by manoeuvring a virtual car across a digital canvas, creating a collaborative artwork, said Mr Saines.
APT8 Kids on Tour is proudly supported by Principal Benefactor Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. For more information about APT8 Kids on Tour and a full list of venues, visitwww.qagoma.qld.gov.au
Children’s workshop for Venkat Raman Singh Shyam The Woman and the Parrot 2015 / Photograph: Samantha Relihan