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Books for Kids

These publications can be purchased from the Gallery Store.

Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out, 2014

Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out, 2014

Australian artist Jemima Wyman loves using patterns to make her artworks and wants you to become a ‘pattern bandit’ too!  Produced in association with the ‘Pattern Bandits’ exhibition Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out is a colourful and engaging publication that introduces young readers to contemporary artist Jemima Wyman’s ideas and artworks and features 15 stimulating art-making activities to complete at home.

Available from June 2014 from the QAGOMA Store or online at australianartbooks.com.au.

Let’s create an exhibition with a boy named Cai, 2013

Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai, 2013

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.  The publication 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.

 
The Sacred Hill

The Sacred Hill, 2013

To coincide with the ‘Kangaroo Crew’ exhibition, the Gallery publishes the sixth publication in its award-winning series of books for children. The story book features Hookey’s own narrative and 25 paintings, introducing young readers to four kangaroos who once lived together on the sacred hill. When their home is threatened by the arrival of the myna birds, the kangaroos are forced to leave and must work together to return home. The Sacred Hill follows the kangaroos on their journey, showing that courage and friendship can go a long way.

The book also features activities for children to complete at home or in the classroom.

The Sacred Hill is available for purchase at the QAGOMA Store, or online at australianartbooks.com.au

Take a 

The Sacred Hill is proudly supported by:

Solutions in Engineering
Hahan and friends, 2012

Hahan and Friends, 2012

Launched to coincide with the '7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art', Hahan and friends is an exciting publication written and developed especially for children. Hahan and Friends is the fifth children's book published by the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre the first to focus on the work of a single artist. Emerging Indonesian artist Hahan (Uji Handoko Eko Saputro) has collaborated with the Gallery to develop this richly illustrated book, presented in a format that is appealing and accessible to children. Hahan and Friends explores the artist's life and art works and provides stimulating art-making activities for children to complete at home or at school. Throughout Hahan and Friends, young readers will collaborate with the artist and share his passion for comic style artwork, making objects and merchandising products.

Hahan and Friends is available for purchase at the QAGOMA Store, or online at australianartbooks.com.au.

Take a look inside the publication.

Awards

  • Winner for the Education Material category in the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA), 2013
  • Finalist for Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Book in the Australia Publishers Association's 61st Annual Book Design Awards, 2013
  • Honourable Mention in the, D. Books – Greater than $750,000 category for the 2013 Museum Publications Design Competition
Hahan and Friends is proudly supported by:

TFFF

Portrait of Spain for Kids, 2012

Portrait of Spain for Kids, 2012

‘Pepe’ the rabbit guides children through Portrait of Spain for Kids, a richly illustrated, hardcover book introducing some of the most significant artists represented by the Prado’s collection through ten selected art works.

Portrait of Spain for Kids is the fourth children’s book published by QAGOMA and features full-page colour images, information about the artists, fun facts about Spanish history and culture, as well as instructions for at-home activities such as Spanish recipes.

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’ is available for purchase online at australianartbooks.com.au.

Take a look inside the publication. 

Awards

  • Awarded first place in the international Association of Education Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award 2013 in the category Supplemental Resources: The Arts.
  • Finalist for Best Designed Children’s Non-Fiction Book in the Australia Publishers Association’s 61st Annual Book Design Awards, 2013
  • Bronze Medal Winner in the Book Arts category of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2012
  • Silver Medal winner in the International Design Awards 2012 in the Print: Books category.
  • Finalist in the international Association of Educational Publishers 2013 Awards in the category of Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2013.
Portrait of Spain for Kids publication supported by:

TFFF 

Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal, 2011

Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal, 2011

Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal, was developed specifically for the Gallery’s younger audiences, to coincide with the exhibition ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ (3 December 2011-2 March 2012). Inspired by artist Henri Matisse’s love of drawing – a daily activity for the artist – the publication contains over 100 pages of drawing activities and facts about key artists who used drawing as a means of visual communication. Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal invites children of all ages to document their lives and experiences directly into this beautifully-designed journal, to treasure their creations for years to come. Artists mentioned in the publication include Henri Matisse, Margaret Olley, Andy Warhol, and Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Take a look inside the publication. 

Awards

  • Awarded a gold medal in the children's interactive category of the international Independent Publisher Book Awards 2013 (IPPY Awards).
  • Joint Winner in the Educational material, Level B, category of the Museums Australia 2012 Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA).
  • Finalist in the international Association of Educational Publishers 2012 Awards in the category of Distinguished Achievement Award Supplemental Resources: The Arts.
  • Finalist in the QANTM Create Design Awards in the Print Commercial category.
  • Awarded Best Designed Children’s Non-Fiction Book and Best Designed Children’s Cover of the Year in the Australia Publishers Association’s 60th Annual Book Design Awards.
Proudly supported by:

Tim Fairfax Fmaily Foundation

Surrealism for Kids, 2011

Surrealism for Kids, 2011

Surrealism for Kids, is an exciting publication launched to coincide with 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams', an exhibition of key surrealist works from the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Surrealism for Kids activity space at the Gallery of Modern Art (11 June-2 October 2011). Developed and written especially for children, and based on a selection of the word and image games drawn upon by the surrealist artists, Surrealism for Kids is a 60-page publication exploring the ideas and approaches behind Surrealism in a series of activities for children to do at home or in the classroom. Richly illustrated and profiling several artists, including Salvador Dalí, André Breton and Max Ernst, the publication presents their ideas and activities in a format that is both appealing and accessible to children.

Following the success of 'Surrealism; The Poetry of Dreams', the Surrealism for Kids activity space and the Surrealism for Kids publication, the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, have published Surrealism for Kids in French and the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, have published the book in Chinese.

Awards

  • Winner in the Book, Level C, category of the Museums Australia 2012 Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA)
  • Finalist in the international Association of Educational Publishers 2012 Awards in the categories of Golden Lamp Supplemental Resources and Distinguished Achievement Award Supplemental Resources: The Arts.
  • Finalist in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
  • Commended for Best Designed Children’s Non-Fiction Book in the Australia Publishers Association’s 60th Annual Book Design Awards.
  • Finalist in the international Association of Educational Publishers 2012 Awards in the categories of Golden Lamp Supplemental Resources and Distinguished Achievement Award Supplemental Resources: The Arts.
  • Awarded a bronze medal in the children’s interactive category of the international Independent Publisher Book Awards 2012 (IPPY Awards).
Proudly supported by:

Tim Fairfax Fmaily Foundation

21st Century Art for Kids, 2010

21st Century Art for Kids, 2010

Coinciding with the '21st Century: Art in the First Decade' exhibition, the Queensland Art Gallery Children's Art Centre launched an exciting publication for children. 21st Century Art for Kids is a richly illustrated 176 page publication profiling art works, childhood images and stories by more than 15 contemporary artists from around the world whose works are held in the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. The publication illustrates the diversity of contemporary art practice in a format both appealing and accesible to children, with specially developed activities by the artists adding a hands-on element for children to further explore contemporary art in the home. Artists featured in the publication include Ah Xian, Romuald Hazoumè, Arthur Koo-ekka Pambegan Jr, Jana Sterbak, Katharina Grosse and more.

21st Century Art for Kids is available for purchase online at australianartbooks.com.au 

Awards

  • Received honourable mention in the Education Resources category of the international American Association of Museums (AAM) Design Awards 2011.
Proudly supported by:

Tim Fairfax Fmaily Foundation