Gather by the sea this Summer


As GOMA celebrates its tenth anniversary, January 2017 also marks the tenth year of QAGOMA’s Kids on Tour program. ‘Kids on Tour’ is an extension of the programs held at the Gallery’s Children Art Centre.

Over the past ten years, the Gallery has toured 13 ‘Kids on Tour’ programs starting with Kids’ APT Summer Spectacular in 2007 which travelled to 18 venues and attracted an audience of 5,706. Ten years on, the current ‘Kids on Tour’ will travel to 81 venues around Queensland between January and April 2017.

Laura Mudge, Senior Program Officer and Pirrin Francis, Public Program Officer at the Children’s Art Centre with Henri van Noordenburg, Project Officer Regional Services at ‘Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea’, GOMA. Photograph: Natasha Harth © QAGOMA

We are excited that this year’s program has been developed with artists from far north Queensland whose ancestral homeland is Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The Children’s Art Centre collaborated with sisters Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda Gabori to create specially designed hands-on making and multimedia activities that invite children to consider the unique and important relationship the Kaiadilt people share with the sea and discover the creatures that inhabit the waters around Bentinck Island.

Venues taking part include regional art galleries, remote schools, hospitals and community centres.


BARALABA: Baralaba State School / BAUHINIA: Bauhinia branch Library / BEAUDESERT: The Centre Beaudesert / BEENLEIGH: Beenleigh Library / BILOELA: Banana Shire Gallery / BLACKWATER: Blackwater Library / BOONAH: Boonah Cultural Centre / BOWEN: Bowen Library / BRIBIE ISLAND: Bribie Island Seaside Museum / BUNDABERG: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery / CABOOLTURE: Caboolture Regional Art Gallery / CAIRNS: Cairns Regional Gallery; KickArts Contemporary Arts / CALOUNDRA: Caloundra Regional Gallery / CAPALABA: Redland Art Gallery / CAPELLA: Capella Library / CARDWELL: Cardwell Gallery / CANNONVALE: Cannonvale Library / CECIL PLAINS: Cecil Plains Library / CHARTERS TOWERS: Excelsior Library / CHINCHILLA: Chinchilla Lapunyah Art Gallery / CLEVELAND: Redland Art Gallery / CLIFTON: Clifton Library and Art Gallery / CLONCURRY: John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery / COEN: Good to Great Schools, Coen campus / COLLINSVILLE: Collinsville Library / COOROY: Butter Factory Arts Centre / CROWS NEST: Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery / DALBY: Gallery 107 @ Dalby / DARNLEY ISLAND Via Thursday Island: Erub Erwer Meta / DAURINGA: Dauringa Library / DINGO: Dingo Library / EMERALD: Emerald Library / GAYNDAH: Gayndah Art Gallery / GLADSTONE: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum / GOLD COAST: Gold Coast City Art Gallery / GUNUNA: Mornington Island MIArt / GYMPIE: Gympie Regional Gallery / HERVEY BAY: Hervey Bay Regional Gallery / HOPE VALE: Good to Great Schools Hope Vale campus / INGHAM: TYTO Regional Art Gallery / INJUNE: Injune Library / KARUMBA: Karumba Visitor Information Centre and Library / LOGAN: Logan Art Gallery / LONGREACH: Qantas Founders Museum / MACKAY: Artspace Mackay / MILES: Dogwood Crossing / MILLMERRAN: Millmerran Library / MITCHELL: Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery and Library / MOSSMAN: Mossman Library / MOUNT ISA: Mount Isa City Library / MOURA: Moura Town Hall / MUNDUBBERA: Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery / NOOSA: Noosa Regional Gallery / NORMANTON: Normanton Visitor Information Centre and Library / OACKEY: Oackey Library / PITTSWORTH: Pittsworth Library / POINT LOOKOUT: Point Lookout Community Hall / PROSERPINE: Proserpine Library / RAVENSWOOD: Top Camp Roadhouse / REDCLIFFE: Redcliffe City Art Gallery; Redcliffe Museum / ROCKHAMPTON: Rockhampton Art Gallery / ROLLESTON: Rolleston Library / ROMA: Roma Library / SPRINGSURE: Springsure Library / STANTHORPE: Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery / STRATHPINE: Pine Rivers Art Gallery / SURAT: Surat Library / TAMBO: Grassland Art Gallery / TAROOM: Taroom Library / TEIRI: Teiri Library / THEODORE: Theodore Youth Centre / THURSDAY ISLAND: Gab Titui Cultural Centre / TOOWOOMBA: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery / TOWNSVILLE: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery / WARWICK: Warwick Art Gallery / WHITESIDE: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum / WINTON: Winton Visitor Information Centre / WONDAI: Wondai Regional Art Gallery / WOOLLOONGABBA: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Preparing mail out for the Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea. Photograph: Henri Van Noordenburg © QAGOMA
Grant Redgen, David Wheeler and James Gumley preparing mail out for Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea. Photograph: Henri Van Noordenburg © QAGOMA