Children's Art Centre
The QAGOMA Children's Art Centre is a leader in developing interactive projects, activities and publications for children and families.
Through collaboration with artists, the Children's Art Centre helps children engage with contemporary cultures and experience the many ways artists approach their work. Since 1998, the Gallery has worked with more than 170 Australian and international contemporary artists including Tony Albert (Australia), Pierre Bismuth (France), Cai Guo-Qiang (China/USA), Bharti Kher (UK/ India), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Yoshitomo Nara (Japan), Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iran).
Major exhibitions featuring commissioned artist projects for children include the 'Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' series (since 1999), 'Contemporary Australia: Optimism' (2008), 'The China Project' (2009) and '21st Century: Art in the First Decade' (2010). The work of contemporary Australian artists is profiled through a dedicated annual exhibition program, including Anne Wallace's 'Release the Bats' (2009), Callum Morton's 'Ghost World' (2010), Pip & Pop's 'we miss you magic land!' (2011) and Fiona Hall's 'Fly Away Home' (2012).
The Children's Art Centre is an initiative of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. It has a permanent physical home at the Gallery of Modern Art, and presents exhibitions and programs across the Gallery's two sites. The Children's Art Centre also presents an annual touring program throughout regional Queensland and an award-winning publishing program for young audiences.
Celebrating 15 years of exhibitions for kids
In 2013 QAGOMA celebrates 15 years since the Gallery’s first exhibition for children in 1998, 'Portraits are People Pictures'. The Gallery has since become a leader in developing interactive exhibitions, projects, activities and publications for children and their families. To celebrate this milestone, the Children’s Art Centre presents Gordon Hookey ' Kangaroo Crew'. Read more.
Current exhibitions and activities
- Michael Parekowhai The World Turns 2011-12 Drawing activity for kids
Ongoing | Free | Collect from the QAG and GOMA Information Desks and GOMA Cafe Bistro
- Gordon Hookey Kangaroo Crew
Open until 27 January 2014 | Free | Children's Art Centre, Park Level | GOMA
- Cai Guo-Qiang Kids
Open until 11 May 2014 | Free | Level 1, Gallery 1.4 | GOMA
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