Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art brings Easter School Holiday Activities to the North Burnett

Apr 2, 2019 | Front Page Feature, Library - What's New, News

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 A dynamic program of hands-on and multimedia activities, will visit North Burnett region this April as an extension of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) current exhibition ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9).

APT9 Kids on Tour would travel to more than 100 regional galleries, libraries and community centres across Queensland and the Torres Strait including Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mundubbera and Mt Perry.

The APT9 Kids on Tour program will be facilitated by Rachel Koster and Susie Capwell and will features free activities that are specially designed for children and families. It enables Queensland communities to enjoy key elements of the original APT9 exhibition at their local venue.

“The program includes hands-on art-making activities and interactive virtual experiences that highlight key themes in the APT9 exhibition, including the preciousness of life and natural resources, the importance of community and storytelling.”

APT9 Kids on Tour presented at North Burnett Regional Council Libraries:  Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mundubbera and Mt Perry from Monday 8 April – Wednesday 17 April includes activities developed by the QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with artists Pauline Kimei Anis (Bougainville), Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (Iraq/The Netherlands), Gary Carsley (Australia/The Netherlands), Nona Garcia (The Philippines), Vincent Namatjira (Australia) and Jakkai Siributr (Thailand).

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said APT9 presented some of the most exciting and important contemporary art being created in the region and included major new commissions.

“Following three years of curatorial travel and extensive research, the ninth exhibition in our flagship series offers a contemporary art experience for audiences of all ages.

“APT9 is showing until 28 April, 2019, at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG),” Mr Saines said.

 For more information about APT9 and APT9 Kids on Tour, plus a full list of venues, visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Library Services team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

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