Gordon Hookey: Kangaroo Crew

01 Jun 2013 – 27 Jan 2014
GOMA | Childrens Art Centre | Free

The Children's Art Centre presents '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 is based on 'The Sacred Hill', an insightful narrative developed by Gordon Hookey. Children are 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 are 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.

Kangaroo Crew coincided with 'My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia'.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

THE SACRED HILL STORY

Find out more about Blue, the Plains Kangaroo; Potsy, the Potoroo; Treez, the Tree-kangaroo; and Rocko the Rock-wallaby – who once lived together on the sacred hill until the arrival of the myna birds.

MAKE A ROO

Children were invited to personalise their own kangaroo mask and explore the different habitats featured in 'Kangaroo Crew'.

YOU ROO

Discover more about the Kangaroo Crew by choosing your own character and designing a poster personalised with your own image. Add your poster to the virtual album or send it to friends or family. Play

KANGARCADE

Help the members of the Kangaroo Crew reach the top of the sacred hill though this fun multimedia arcade game. Play

THE SACRED HILL

An inspiring narrative featuring illustrations by Gordon Hookey, this story book follows the four kangaroos on their journey to the sacred hill. The book includes interactive activities to complete in the home or the classroom. Take a look inside the publication.

KIDS ON TOUR: GORDON HOOKEY

Families across Queensland were invited to participate in the 'Gordon Hookey's: Kangaroo on Tour' program at their local venue in September 2013. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.

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