Opening 5 April 2014
Children’s Art Centre ǀ Park Level ǀ GOMA
Through the immersive exhibition ‘Pattern Bandits’, Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman shares with young visitors her interests in the relationships between pattern, people and architecture. . Children can enter the brightly coloured and highly patterned world of the artist and explore different patterns, from kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and harlequin, with specially designed hands-on and multimedia and activities.
‘Pattern Bandits’ captures the way patterns can express who we are, where we live, and transform our view of the world.
Jemima Wyman is the sixth Australian artist to collaborate with QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre on a major interactive exhibition, joining previous artists Gordon Hookey, Fiona Hall, Pip & Pop, Callum Morton and Anne Wallace.
- Spinning Wall Mandala Portal
Optical illusions can trick our minds into thinking that still images are actually moving. This optical installation invites children to make their own vibrant collage and contribute to a giant spinning wallpaper.
- Pattern Action Zone
Children can interact with Jemima Wyman’s instructional film Pattern Power Moves 2014, set within in a specially designed performance space, wearing their own bandanna personalised with patterns often used by the artist in her work.
- Kaleidoscopic Tessellations
Become part of a moving pattern by reconfiguring shapes and blocks at the Kaleidoscopic Tessellations station, and see how the surrounding architecture and mirrored surfaces in the exhibition space can create new perspectives.
- Harlequin Hallway
This interactive multimedia experience responds to movements and transports young visitors’ images into an animated harlequin patterned wall.
School bookings of 10 or more / Bookings required in advance / Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.30 – 3.30pm Sunday 6 April | GOMA
National Youth Week: Artist workshop with Jemima Wyman
On the opening weekend of ‘Pattern Bandits’ at the Children’s Art Centre and to celebrate National Youth Week, teens aged 13 - 18 years are invited to join Jemima Wyman in a specially developed workshop exploring her interest in the relationships between pattern, people and collectivity, and the ideas and art-making processes she brings to her work. Bookings essential – don’t miss out!
In this hands-on workshop on the first weekend of the school holidays, explore the National Youth Week theme of ‘Our Voice, Our Impact’ through pattern and text. Working one-on-one with Jemima, teens have the opportunity to create their own custom badges and t-shirts with dazzling flare, and discover the power of clothing as public statement and collective covering. The workshop will include a group tour of ‘Pattern Bandits’ with Jemima, and a discussion of pattern in visual protest strategies, collective grass-roots uniforms and revolutionary fabrics.
Please email email@example.com or call (07) 3840 7144 to make a booking. Please include the attendee’s name, age and school name.