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Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists


A young visitor at the Hope Vale Arts & Cultural Centre participating in Surrealism for Kids on Tour / Photograph: Caitlin Pijpers


A child participating in Drawing Life for Kids activities / Photograph: Mark Sherwood

7 – 22 January 2012

Join in the Gallery of Modern Art's fifth birthday celebrations!

Regional Queensland children and families are invited to participate in Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists, a program highlighting the creative expression of drawing. The 'On Tour' program is to be held this summer holiday from Saturday 7 January  – Sunday 22 January 2012 as part of 'Matisse: Drawing Life'.

Drawing Life for Kids on Tour will comprise an exciting range of interrelated drawing activities designed to stimulate children's imaginations and be enjoyed with family and friends.

Participants will receive a copy of a drawing journal drawn from the Children's Art Centre publication Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal. The richly illustrated 'On Tour' journal features 18 drawing activities which have been approved by kids for kids. The journal invites children to record their daily lives, aspirations and imaginings, to treasure forever.

A series of four full-colour drawing templates focusing on celebratory moments in a child's life including birthdays and sleepovers will also be available for young visitors to draw on and share with family and friends.


Artspace Mackay
Biloela Library Art Space
Blackwater Library
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Capella Library
Cardwell Gallery
Childers Art Space
Crows Nest Regional Gallery
Dogwood Crossing @ Miles
Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery, Cooktown
Emerald Library
Erub Erwer Meta, Darnley Island
Excelsior Library, Charters Towers
Gab Titui Cultural Centre, Thursday Island
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo
Gympie Regional Gallery
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
Hope Vale Arts and Cultural Centre
John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery, Cloncurry
Kilcoy Art Society
Kingaroy Art Gallery
Logan Art Gallery
Millmerran Library
Mission Arts, Mission Beach
Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery
Mornington Island PCYC
Mount Perry Cultural Centre & Gallery
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery
Noosa Regional Gallery
Outback Regional Gallery, Winton
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Strathpine
Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre
Rockhampton Art Gallery
Rosalie Gallery, Goombungee
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton Tablelands
The Centre for Arts and Culture, Beaudesert
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
TYTO Regional Art Gallery, Ingham
Undoonoo (Woorabinda day care centre)
Warwick Art Gallery
Wondai Art Gallery
Wujal Wujal Cultural Centre

Baralba State School
Coen State School
Saint Clare's Catholic School, Tully
St Stephen's Primary School, Pittsworth
Western Cape College, Aurukun

Playscheme, Mackay Base Hospital
The Starlight Express Room, Mater Children's Hospital
The Wonder Factory, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane

Please contact your local venue for further details

Drawing Life for Kids on Tour: Celebrating Artists is proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and is held in association with the exhibition 'Matisse: Drawing Life', on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2 December 2011 – 4 March 2012.

Sponsored by:

Tim Fairfax Fmaily Foundation