Tony Albert We Can Be Heroes
19 May – 7 Oct 2018
Gallery of Modern Art & Children's Art Centre
Starring the children of Warakurna, 'We Can Be Heroes' explores how we can all be empowered, by overcoming our fears.
Tony Albert collaborated with children and artists from Warakurna to create a number of the artworks for display in the exhibition space, including the photographic series Warakurna - Superheroes 2017 and illuminated paintings featuring the Mamu, the fearful trickster spirits found in Warakurna.
Young visitors can create their own digital superhero identity, assemble a monster using collage sheets designed by the artist, and bring creatures of the artist's imagination to life.
'Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes' is the tenth Australian artist project to be developed in collaboration with the Children's Art Centre.
In Warakurna Warriors, children can create their own digital superhero identity by choosing a special power and designing a costume inspired by the Warakurna – Superheroes 2017 photograph series.
Children can assemble their own monster or bogeyman figure, using collage sheets of the artist’s design.
This multimedia activity invites children to bring collage monsters created by the artist to life by following on screen prompts.