Creating art together: Cai Guo-Qiang

In 2013, the Gallery marks 15 years of developing interactive exhibitions for children, and worked towards an exciting Children’s Art Centre project with one of today’s most celebrated international artists. To regular visitors, Cai Guo-Qiang’s project for children will not be the first they have encountered. Back in 1999, for the inaugural Kids’ APT, the…

Celebrating 15 years of children’s exhibitions

On Friday 26 July, the Gallery’s Children’s Art Centre marks 15 years of presenting exhibitions for children and families with our current exhibition ‘Gordon Hookey: Kangaroo Crew’. Here are some of the highlights of what has become an extensive and important part of the Gallery’s programming. It is extraordinary to consider that more than two…

Kangaroo Crew and The Sacred Hill

Brisbane-based artist Gordon Hookey was commissioned to develop a large-scale interactive exhibition for children. Hookey spoke to Tamsin Cull, Senior Program Officer, Children’s Art Centre. The Children’s Art Centre exhibition ‘Kangaroo Crew’ is based on Hookey’s narrative The Sacred Hill, about four kangaroos who work together to reclaim their homeland. The story is present throughout the exhibition…

we miss you magic land!

To delight children and families, artist duo Pip & Pop created a spectacular installation ‘we miss you magic land!’ especially for the Children’s Art Centre. Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic are inspired by fairy tales from all over the world, creation myths, Buddhist cosmologies and video games. One of their favourite inspirations is the land…

Dots obliterate the internet!

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since worldwide interest in Yayoi Kusama’s interactive project The obliteration room was sparked by a single post on Colossal, leading to appearances on Boing Boing, Creative Review, Huffington Post and Wired. (There’s way more obliteration and inspiration in our online catalogue, by the way internauts!) Our press team…

Before the first dot.. Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’

The current installation of Yayoi Kusama’s popular interactive children’s project has taken the work to a new scale, filling our Children’s Art Centre at GOMA. This space has been transformed into a series of domestic—style rooms, reminiscent of the average Australian home, filled with furniture and objects painted entirely white. This functions as a blank…