Gordon Hookey: Kangaroo Crew
1 June 2013 - 27 January 2014
Children’s Art Centre ǀ Park Level ǀ GOMA
The Children’s Art Centre presented ‘Kangaroo Crew’, an interactive artist project created especially for children and families by Indigenous Australian artist Gordon Hookey, from the Waanyi people. The ‘Kangaroo Crew’ exhibition was based on ‘The Sacred Hill’, an insightful narrative developed by Gordon Hookey. Children were able to engage with the story through hands-on and multimedia interactives, and a story book published by the Children’s Art Centre, illustrated with more than 20 paintings by the artist. The art works produced for the publication were also on display in the exhibition.
Junction Park State School students performed their own version of Gordon Hookey’s story The Sacred Hill as part of their NAIDOC week celebrations in 2013. Click here to view the video footage of the play.
Gordon Hookey is the fifth Australian artist to develop a major interactive exhibition for children since 2009, joining Australian artists Fiona Hall, Pip & Pop, Callum Morton and Anne Wallace, and the first Indigenous artist presented in the series.
The Kangaroo Crew opened to coincide with ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’.