Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits

5 Apr 2014 – 2 Nov 2014
GOMA | Childrens Art Centre | Free

Through the immersive exhibition 'Pattern Bandits', Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman shares with young visitors her interests in the relationships between pattern, people and architecture. Children can enter the brightly coloured and highly patterned world of the artist and explore different patterns, from kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and harlequin, with specially designed hands-on and multimedia and activities. Watch the artist talk more about the activities in the exhibition.

'Pattern Bandits' explores the way patterns can express who we are, where we live, and transform our view of the world.

Jemima Wyman is the sixth Australian artist to collaborate with QAGOMA's Children's Art Centre on a major interactive exhibition, joining previous artists Gordon Hookey, Fiona Hall, Pip & Pop, Callum Morton and Anne Wallace.


Spinning Wall Mandala Portal

Optical illusions can trick our minds into thinking that still images are actually moving. This optical installation invited children to make their own vibrant collage and contribute to a giant spinning wallpaper.

Pattern Action Zone

Children were able to interact with Jemima Wyman's instructional film Pattern Power Moves 2014, set within in a specially designed performance space, wearing their own bandanna personalised with patterns often used by the artist in her work.

Kaleidoscopic Tessellations

Children were able to become apart of a moving pattern by reconfiguring shapes and blocks at the Kaleidoscopic Tessellations station, and see how the surrounding architecture and mirrored surfaces in the exhibition space can create new perspectives.

Harlequin Hallway

This interactive multimedia experience responded to movements and transports young visitors' images into an animated harlequin patterned wall. Play Harlequin Hallway online.

Publication: Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out, 2014

Australian artist Jemima Wyman loves using patterns to make her art works and hopes you will become a 'pattern bandit' like her! Pattern Power: Blending In and Standing Out introduces children to contemporary Australian artist Jemima Wyman's ideas and artworks and features stimulating art-making activities to complete at home.

Available from the QAGOMA Store or online.

KIDS ON TOUR: Jemima Wyman

Families across Queensland were invited to participate in the 'Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits on Tour' program at their local venue in April 2015.