Experience a range of exciting free hands-on art-making activities when QAGOMA presents APT10 Kids on Tour at a regional and remote centre near you until 30 April 2022. APT10 Kids on Tour connects young visitors and their families with ideas and cultures from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific through a diverse range of activities celebrating community, diversity and mindful contemplation.
As we present the tenth edition of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10), in Brisbane all through summer, APT10 Kids on Tour is a free program that reaches our youngest audiences across Queensland.
APT10 Kids includes activities developed in collaboration with artists Shannon Novak (Aotearoa New Zealand), Phuong Ngo (Australia), Syagini Ratna Wulan (Indonesia), Jamilah Haji (Thailand), Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts (Bangladesh) and Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand/Australia).
Dance along with Vipoo Srivilasa’s Dok Rak and Friends
Shannon Novak: Make Visible: Our Youth
Phuong Ngo’s collage activity Pattern Exchange 2021 is informed by the artist’s interest in the colonial history of cement tiles in Vietnam and invites children to create their own geometric tile design using patterned coloured paper, scissors and glue, while Shannon Novak’s Make Visible: Celebrate You 2021 is a digital interactive that asks kids to design a flag to represent their identity and what makes them happy.
Syagini Ratna Wulan’s activity Atom 2021 invites you to add colour and pattern to a variety of mandala forms often used in spiritual and religious practices, and Vipoo Srivilasa’s Garden of Love 2021 encourages participants to draw a portrait or write a message to the person they miss the most and is accompanied by Dok Rak, the animated APT10 Kids ‘flower bear’ mascot, and friends.
Developed in collaboration with the Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts in Bangladesh use paper templates to make a puppet of an imaginary animal inspired by the Bengali poet Sukumar Roy’s ‘Khichuri (Stew Much)’ in Where Stortles Roam 2021. In Jamilah Haji’s drawing activity Happiness and Desire 2021, children of all abilities can think about what makes them happy and what they wish for.
APT10 Kids on Tour also includes Mudam.gi: Uramat Fire Drawings 2021, a display of children’s drawings exploring the theme of fire by children from the Uramat Clan in Gualim, Papua New Guinea, and Noosa and Stanthorpe in Queensland — all of whom live in communities that have been affected by fire in different ways.
‘APT10 Kids on Tour’ commences its tour during the opening week of ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, showing in Brisbane from 4 December 2021 to 26 April 2022, and is presented in parallel with regional touring exhibitions ‘Asia Pacific Video’ and ‘Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT’.
QAGOMA gratefully acknowledges the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation’s generous support of APT10 Kids on Tour.
Featured image: APT10 Kids mascot Dok Rak and friends 2021 created in collaboration with Vipoo Srivilasa. Commissioned for APT10 Kids with support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation