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Cai Guo-Qiang Kids: Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai

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Illustration from Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai 2013 / Illustrations: Alex Allen / Commissioned for ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Children's Art Centre with support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation / © Queensland Art Gallery, Cai Guo-Qiang, Alex Allen 2013

23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014 
Children’s Art Centre ǀ Gallery 1.4 | GOMA
Free admission
 

The Children’s Art Centre presents an interactive artist project to coincide with ‘Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, which invites children to engage with the artist’s ideas and art works through hands-on and multimedia activities.

Young visitors can take part in Cai Guo-Qiang’s interactive children’s project by learning about and participating in the artists’ exciting working methods to create their own exhibition. Make and display objects in miniature gallery spaces, create spectacular multimedia gunpowder drawings and explosion events and watch a short animated film about the art and adventures of Cai Guo-Qiang. The artist’s own story, Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai, is also available as an illustrated story book published by the Children's Art Centre.

  • <em>Let's Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai</em> animated film
    Let's Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai animated film

    Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai is Cai Guo-Qiang’s own story inspired by the popular Chinese fairytale Peach Blossom Spring.

    Follow Cai’s journey around the world — to China, Japan, Germany, Australia and other places — and see the artworks he creates, all inspired by the people he meets and the amazing things he sees and learns along the way. Cai’s story features as an animation in the exhibition, and as a beautifully illustrated children’s story book. Find out more
  • Hands-on-activity
    Hands-on-activity

    Boats, animals and trees often appear in Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibitions. The artist uses these symbols as a way to connect people and places together, even those on opposite sides of the world.
  • Virtual gunpowder drawings and explosion events activity
    Virtual gunpowder drawings and explosion events activity

    Cai Guo-Qiang uses the surprising materials of gunpowder and fireworks to create drawings and spectacular displays.

    Children can be inspired to create virtual drawings and explosion events through this touchscreen activity and display these in the Children's Art Centre exhibition space and send to friends or family... Find out more
  • <em>Eucalyptus</em> 2013 drawing activity
    Eucalyptus 2013 drawing activity

    ‘Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ includes the artist’s major installation Eucalyptus 2013, featuring a magnificent native eucalypt.

    Visitors of all ages are invited to think about the things that may have happened to the tree during its life and imagine possibilities for its future.

    You can draw or write a response to the tree. A valid exhibition ticket is required... Find out more
  • School groups
    School groups

    Arrange a group visit! Guided or self-guided bookings are available for groups of 10 or more.. Find out more
  • Kids on Tour: Cai Guo-Qiang
    Kids on Tour: Cai Guo-Qiang

    A specially developed a program for regional and remote Queensland communities to work together to create art, connecting with the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang.. Find out more
  • <em>Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai</em>
    Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai

    Book for kids

    The story of Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai, is also available as a beautifully illustrated book written by Cai Guo-Qiang in collaboration with the Children's Art Centre and inspired by the popular Chinese legend Peach Blossom Spring. A young boy named Cai travels from country to country creating art with the local children he meets. Also features ten fun artwork profiles and an interactive map. Take a look inside the publication...Find out more

    Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai is available for purchase at the QAGOMA Store, or online at australianartbooks.com.au.

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