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21st Century Kids


21st Century Kids

18 December 2010 - 26 April 2011 | Various spaces, GoMA

For ‘21st Century Kids’, the Children’s Art Centre presented interactive art works and projects created by exhibiting artists especially for children and families. Spanning both levels of the Children’s Art Centre and throughout the exhibition, the projects encouraged children to explore and discover the fresh and imaginative ways that international artists consider their world in the 21st century. The concepts behind the artist projects were expanded on in special art work labels that helped young visitors engage with the works on display. Focusing on new technologies and interactive design, the artist projects presented continued the Children’s Art Centre’s groundbreaking program of contemporary art for contemporary kids.

Art works and projects

Tony Albert Alien nation embassy 2008
Olafur Eliasson The cubic structural evolution project 2004
Fiona Hall Fly away home 2010
Romuald Hazoumè (MIB) Made in Brisbane 2010
Bharti Kher Nothing is ordinary 2006
Jorge Méndez Blake Discover Treasure Island 2010
Rivane Neuenschwander I Wish your Wish 2003
John Pule Drawing words 2006
Jana Sterbak Children will show you art 2010
Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled (time sausage) 2010

21st Century Art for Kids

The Queensland Art Gallery launched its first children’s publication coinciding with the ‘21st Century’ exhibition. 21st Century Art for Kids is a richly illustrated book profiling art works, childhood images and stories by 16 contemporary artists from around the world whose works are held in the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. The publication explores the diversity of contemporary art practice in a format which is both appealing and accessible to children. Activities developed by the artists add a hands-on element for children to further engage with contemporary art at home or in the classroom.


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