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Teens taking part in a hands-on workshop

Programs at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art for young people.Are you 13–18 years and into art & design? Come along to the Queensland Art Gallery's free program of events for teens!

The Gallery also develops a range of programs and events for tertiary students and emerging artists, designers, writers and curators – Emerging Creatives.


To register your interest in the QAGOMA Teens program, join the mailing list via email to start recieving regular updates on upcoming QAGOMA Teen programs at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.


1.30 - 3.30pm Sunday 21 September 2014 | GOMA
During the September holidays and on the final day of ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food‘, teens are invited to attend this exclusive teens-only workshop with QAGOMA Executive Chef Josue Lopez. Get hands-on and creative with this unassuming breakfast ingredient, find out about sustainability, ethical eating and what it’s like to be a Chef in an art gallery. At the end of the day, brand and take home your very own personalised blend of muesli!

Josue Lopez »
Executive Chef, QAGOMA:
Born in El Salvador and raised in Brisbane, Josue (Josh) has worked in some of Brisbane and Europe’s most acclaimed restaurants. In 2007, he worked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in London. Returning home, in 2010 he was awarded Food and Wine Guide Young Chef of the Year as Head Chef at Two Small Rooms, Brisbane and has been nominated again in 2014 as Executive Chef at QAGOMA. In 2011, he spent three months at Noma, then ranked number one in the world. Josh is also a delegate for Slow Food Australia attending the 2014 Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, to be held in Turin, Italy. Josh has been a part of the ‘Harvest: Art, Food & Film’ project at QAGOMA and contributed to the publication. As Executive Chef at QAGOMA, Josh effortlessly combines cuisine and art with a philosophy that encompasses all that is fresh, contemporary and local.

Bookings essential. Limited spaces available. Please email teens@qagoma.qld.gov.au to book or call (07) 3840 7144 to make a booking. Please include the attendees name, age and school name. Please note this workshop will be working with food materials including nuts.


April 2014  
National Youth Week: Radical Make-Shift workshop with Jemima Wyman
In this hands-on workshop held during the first weekend of school holidays, teens explored the National Youth Week theme of 'Our Voice, Our Impact' through pattern and text, working one-on-one with Jemima Wyman, the artist behind 'Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits'.
January 2014
Summer holiday film screening:
During the summer holidays, teens escaped the heat with this exclusive teens-only cinema screening of Where the Wild Things Are 2009 as part of the ‘Fairytales and Fables’ program at the Australian Cinémathèque. The screening included special prizes, treats and more.
September 2013
Here's Looking At You Kid: Stitchery Collective workshop»
In conjunction with ‘Quilts 1700–1945’, young people were invited to enjoy the opportunity to work with members of The Stitchery Collective (Queensland University of Technology) in a hands-on stitching workshop designed especially for teens.
July 2013
NAIDOC Week : Teens workshop»
In conjunction with the ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’ exhibition, artist Dale Harding presented a hands-on workshop during NAIDOC Week, introducing teens to the themes, ideas and art-making processes in his work.
April 2013
National Youth Week Artist Workshops»
Presented during  National Youth Week 2013,  New Wave Teens enjoyed the opportunity to work one-on-one with local contemporary artists including sculptor David Spooner, installation artist Elizabeth Willing and performance artist duo Catherine or Kate (Kate Woodcroft and Catherine Sagin).
June 2012
'Contemporary Australia: Women' artist workshop»
During the winter school holidays, teens worked with Kirsty Bruce, participating artist in 'Contemporary Australia: Women', in a hands-on drawing workshop.
January 2012
Animation workshop»
Animator Joe Brumm, Director of local Studio JoHo developed led an animation workshop called 'Seeing Sound', which explored the relationship between the visual and the audio in animation and film making. Participants worked with Joe and a team of animator-volunteers to create their own animations responding to original pieces of music. Watch their creation...
September 2011
Artist workshop»
Young people had the fantastic opportunity to work one-on-one with contemporary artist Alick Tipoti in a hands-on workshop during the school holidays. Tipoti's works were on display in the 'Land, Sea, Sky' exhibition.
December 2010
Painting & Screen Test Workshop»
During the Scott Redford: Introducing Reinhardt Dammn exhibition, Scott Redford conducted workshops where local high school students created their own surf sticker designs, made monochromatic paintings and featured in a screen test film.
September 2010
Fashion Workshops»
Free fashion workshops with 'the stitchery' fashion collective from QUT were conducted to celebrate 'Valentino Retrospective: Past/Present/Future' at the Gallery of Modern Art. Workshops included a focus on 'Grunge vs. Glamour' and 'Cuffs and Collars.
June 2010
Photography Workshop»
New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins presented a workshop relating to his photography, exploring narrative and photo-montage. Gavin's work was in Unnerved: The New Zealand Project at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Unless otherwise stated all New Wave Teens programs are free.