BOLD AND COLOURFUL PATTERNS TAKE OVER GLADSTONE REGIONAL ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
The transformative and immersive qualities of camouflage and kaleidoscopes will be explored when ‘Kids on Tour: Patterns Bandits’ visits Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday April 11, 10am - 1pm. ‘Pattern Bandits’ is the latest Kids on Tour program from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The regional tour has been drawn from the exhibition displayed at GOMA last year, which was created by Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman in collaboration with the Gallery’s Children’s Art Centre.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the very popular exhibition was part of an ongoing series of Children's Art Centre projects developed with leading Australian artists, including Gordon Hookey, Fiona Hall, Pip & Pop, Callum Morton and Anne Wallace. ‘Following the success of ‘Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits’ at GOMA, the Children’s Art Centre has developed a new Kids on Tour program for children and families across regional and remote Queensland communities.
“Pattern Bandits' looks at how patterns are used as a marker of personal and group identity, while referring to the psychological, political and historical associations they can carry,' Mr Saines said.
The ‘Kids on Tour: Pattern Bandits’ program will comprise of a range of activities, developed especially for children and families by the artist and will enable regional communities to enjoy key elements of the original exhibition at their local venue. Young visitors are able to create their own personalised bandannas and perform with the artist's instructional video Pattern Power Moves; create circular collages and discover how patterns can be transformed by movement, and make a digital kaleidoscopic tessellation in the multimedia activity Harlequin Hallway.
'Kids on Tour: Patterns Bandits’, held Saturday April 11, is a FREE event for families to attend and will run from 10am - 1pm, bookings appreciated. The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone and is open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Visit the website for more information http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
ABOUT THE QAGOMA CHILDREN’S ART CENTRE
The QAGOMA’s Children's Art Centre is a leader in developing interactive projects, activities and publications for children and families. Through collaboration with artists, the Children's Art Centre helps children engage with contemporary cultures and experience the many ways artists approach their work. Since 1998, the Gallery has worked with more than 170 Australian and international contemporary artists. Since 2007, the Children's Art Centre has presented an annual touring program throughout regional Queensland and an award-winning publishing program for young audiences.