Journey to Fantastic Lands

Bringing together a selection of our most popular Children’s Art Centre installations and activities until 10 May, ‘Journey to Fantastic Lands’ is sure to entertain and intrigue visitors of all ages. It is well known that children have wonderfully vivid imaginations, capable of transporting them to far-away lands and make-believe places. ‘Journey to Fantastic Lands’…

Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room returns to the Gallery after touring to locations in South America, Asia and Europe. Here, we unpack the meaning behind the Kusama’s dots. The obliteration room 2002–present sponsored by Santos GLNG and supported by Ikea Logan is an interactive work initially developed by senior Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in…

Out of the Box

The Out of the Box festival returns to the Cultural Precinct this week. We outline some of the activities children and families can look forward to, including the Gallery’s ‘Pattern Bandits‘ exhibition. The biennial Out of the Box festival for children returns to its hub at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), and extends across…

Jemima Wyman: The Power of Patterns

The Children’s Art Centre presents the interactive exhibition ‘Jemima Wyman Pattern Bandits’ in collaboration with contemporary Australian artist Jemima Wyman, whose interest in the history and purpose of patterns lends itself to fun activities while also providing insights into their social significance. The artist spoke with Tamsin Cull. Tamsin Cull | What were your initial thoughts…

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…