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Michael Parekowhai Drawing activity for kids


Michael Parekowhai, New Zealand b.1968 | The World Turns 2011-12 | Bronze | Commissioned 2011 to mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Gallery of Modern Art in 2006 and twenty years of The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art | This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through art+place Queensland Public Art Fund, and from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artist

Michael Parekowhai The World Turns 2011-12 Drawing activity for kids

Celebrating 15 Years of Programming for Kids

Ongoing activity
Collect from the GOMA Information Desk and Cafe Bistro, Free

The Children’s Art Centre has collaborated with artist Michael Parekowhai to develop a children’s drawing activity in conjunction with the recent major commission of The World Turns 2011-12. 

Down by the river outside GOMA you can see an elephant and a small native water rat called a kuril, which are part of artist Michael Parekowhai’s large bronze sculpture The World Turns. In aboriginal culture, the kuril is an important animal and spirit who takes care of this area, the land on which the Gallery and the sculpture stand. In The World Turns, the kuril is a hero who, although small, has turned the world of the giant elephant on its head.

Through the activity, children are invited to contemplate The World Turns and record their ideas and drawings in a specially-designed booklet, available for collection from the Information Desk and Cafe Bistro at GOMA