25 SEPT 2021 – 25 APR 2022
GOMA | Childrens Art Centre | Free
APT10 Kids features seven projects by artists from across the Asia Pacific region that celebrate inclusion and diversity, and the importance of collaboration and community. Children and their families can engage with these themes through hands-on making and multimedia activities, artwork displays and large-scale installations. The first three projects open 25 September in the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA.
APT10 Kids projects will be located across both the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) buildings.
OPENING 25 SEPTEMBER
SYAGINI RATNA WULAN
GOMA | PARK LEVEL
Syagini Ratna Wulan is an artist from Indonesia who often makes abstract artworks using gradients of colour and geometric shapes. In Monad, Syagini invites children to transform large-scale mandalas on the walls and floor by using colourful, magnetic blocks to create patterns. Syagini hopes her activity will be a calming and meditative experience.
PATTERN EXCHANGE 2021
GOMA │PARK LEVEL
Phuong Ngo is an Australian artist of Vietnamese descent who uses art to highlight the ways Vietnam has been shaped and changed by interactions with other peoples and cultures. He is also interested in the power of language and words. In Pattern Exchange, Phuong focuses on the manufacture and use of cement tiles in Vietnam. Children can explore these ideas with Phuong by creating their own tile pattern using a collage sheet.
MAKE VISIBLE: ALL WELCOME 2021
GOMA | PARK LEVEL
New Zealand artist Shannon Novak is passionate about creating safe spaces that acknowledge, celebrate and support diversity. In Shannon’s project, children can express who they are and what makes them happy through a digital flag making activity. Visitors can also be immersed in a colourful artwork installation and watch a video in which primary school students discuss diversity, love and the importance of feeling safe.
OPENING 4 DECEMBER
HAPPINESS AND DESIRE 2021
GOMA │GALLERY 1.4
As a person with a hand difference, Thai artist Jamilah Haji is passionate about providing creative opportunities for people with disability. For APT10 Kids, Jamilah worked with children in Thailand to create a drawing of something that makes them happy or that they wish for. Visitors can view a selection of their works alongside drawings made by children in Brisbane, who are connected to the Aussie Hands organisation, which supports people with hand differences.
GIDREE BAWLEE FOUNDATION OF ARTS
WHERE STORTLES ROAM 2021
QAG │GALLERY 1.4
For APT10 Kids, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts have collaborated with children from the village of Balia in Bangladesh to develop a puppet making activity, inspired by a poem about hybrid animals. Children can make a puppet of their own imaginary animal using paper shapes, and then record a performance!
INDIGENOUS URAMAT IDENTITY
STANTHORPE REGIONAL ART GALLERY
NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY
MUDAM.GI: URAMAT FIRE DRAWINGS 2021
GOMA │GALLERY 1.4 CORRIDOR
Since 2006, the Kids’ APT drawing project series has connected children from communities across the Asia Pacific. For APT10 Kids, children belonging to the Uramat clan, in Gualim (Papua New Guinea), and children from Noosa and Stanthorpe, have created drawings that explore their diverse experiences with fire. A selection of these drawings are on display at GOMA.
GARDEN OF LOVE 2021
QAG │GALLERY 3
In the Garden of Love, Thai–Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa invites children to reflect on the people they miss the most by writing them a message or drawing their portrait on a flower template. Children can add their flower to the garden to help it grow! Visitors can also dance along with the APT10 Kids mascot Dok Rak and friends as part of an animation.