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Exciting art activities for kids and families will come to Gladstone when Kids’ APT7 on Tour  visits the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum from 10.30am Saturday 19 January 2013.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Acting Director Suhanya Raffel said Kids’ APT7 on Tour, part of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7), would be held at a record 75 venues throughout regional and remote Queensland in 2013.

‘This exciting holiday program of artist projects and activities has been developed by QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with APT7 artists,’ Ms Raffel said.  ‘The projects include a multimedia interactive that allows users to reveal information from a concealed image via screens of dots, a recipe shared by a Malaysian artist, a drawing activity using Farsi script, a mask-making project, and a short film in which lights and appliances come to life at night to hold parties.’

Artists represented in Kids’ APT7 on Tour are Daniel Boyd (Australia), Tromarama (Indonesia), Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) (Malaysia), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) (Indonesia).

QAGOMA launched its touring children’s program in 2007 at 18 regional Queensland venues for Kids’ APT5.  For Kids’ APT6 in 2010 the number of venues increased to 40, and 80 venues will participate in Kids’ APT7 on Tour.

With the assistance of Principal Benefactor the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the Gallery will provide venues with a free activity booklet that guides children through artist Hahan’s creative processes, drawn from the Children's Art Centre publication Hahan and friends which was developed in partnership with the artist.  The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum will also host a free workshop on the day with local artist Allan Andrew incorporating the activity book.

Kids’ APT7 on Tour is held in conjunction with ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7), on display at the Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane from 8 December 2012 to 14 April 2013.  
Kids’ APT7 on Tour is proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. The Children’s Art Centre is sponsored by Santos.

This event has FREE admission however bookings are appreciated, phone (07) 4976 6766.  

Open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Streets Gladstone, Queensland.

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