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Kids' APT

Yami, Kids' APT mascot, APT6

Kids' APT art works and projects | Opening weekend program | Kids' APT Summer Spectacular | Kids' APT on tour

Celebrating a decade of Kids’ APT, the Children’s Art Centre presents 17 engaging artist projects and art works displayed across both buildings, including major galleries and the dedicated Children’s Art Centre spaces at GoMA. Kids’ APT has been developed to reflect the themes of the APT exhibition, offering children and families insights into contemporary art across the Asia Pacific region. There are also special art work labels to help young visitors engage with the works on display.

Yami the northern hairy-nosed wombat, one of Australia’s extremely rare marsupials, is the Kids’ APT mascot. Found only in very small numbers in Queensland's Epping Forest National Park, Yami is venturing out of his dark burrow to guide children through this year’s Kids’ APT. Exhibiting Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara designed the mascot and his name reflects his unique habits, in Japanese, 'yami' means darkness — referring to night-time, when wombats like Yami come out of their burrow. Spot Yami throughout the Gallery spaces for exciting things to see and do during Kids’ APT.  

Kids' APT art works and projects

The Gallery presents 17 Kids’ APT art works and projects as part of the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art...Read more

Opening weekend

A spectacular atmosphere will be created with two interactive installations. Thai artist Wit Pimkanchanapong’s Fruits transforms GoMA forecourt into a colourful fruit market. Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki’s Memorial Rebirth will be a configuration of 50 bubble machines filling the air around GoMA with bubbles....Read more

Kids' APT Summer Spectacular

16–26 January 2010

The 11-day Kids' APT Summer Spectacular festival of activities will be held from 10.30am to 2.30pm daily, from Saturday 16 to Tuesday 26 January 2010. On 16 January, children and families across regional Queensland will be able to participate in a satellite program of activities drawn from Kids' APT at local venues.

Download the Kids' apt Summer Spectacular Festival guide (1.2MB)

Kids' APT on Tour

On Saturday 16 January 2010, regional galleries will host a free day of activities simultaneously with the Queensland Art Gallery, as part of the Kids’ APT Summer Festival...Read more


Children's Art Centre
The Children’s Art Centre presents a range of programs, enabling children and families to engage with the Queensland Art Gallery’s Collection and major exhibitions. For more information, please visit the Children's Art Centre pages.

Kids’ APT proudly supported by:

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Children's Art Centre sponsored by:


Kids’ APT Summer Spectacular Festival Media Partner: