Asia Pacific art activities come to Redland City


Exciting drop-in art activities for kids and families will come to Redland City when the Kids’ 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Tour (Kids’ APT7 on Tour) visits Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from 10am – 2pm on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at the Capalaba Library Artspace.

Redland City Council spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Innovation Cr Paul Bishop said the Kids’ APT7 tour was a great opportunity for families to experience contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region and interact with the artists’ activities.

“I encourage any parents looking for school holiday activities to come along to the free Kids APT7 event at Capalaba and give their kids a unique chance to view, and participate in, multicultural art projects,” Cr Bishop said.

“There will be a range of activities for kids to enjoy including drawing, mask-making and other interactive displays.

“We are delighted to be participating in the Kids APT7 tour, and it’s a great example of the fun activities happening in Redlands during Youth Week 2013, which runs from 5-14 April 2013.

‘It’s exciting to see our libraries and galleries being used as vibrant community spaces and learning places.”

Additional free workshops in cartooning with Phil Judd will also be offered on Friday 12 April 2013, featuring the comic art of APT7 artist, Hahan.  Numbers are limited and booking is required.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Acting Director Suhanya Raffel said Kids’ APT7 on Tour, part of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7), would be held at a record 75 venues throughout regional and remote Queensland in 2013.

“This exciting holiday program of artist projects and activities has been developed by QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with APT7 artists,” Ms Raffel said.

“The projects include a multimedia interactive that allows users to reveal information from a concealed image via screens of dots, a recipe shared by a Malaysian artist, a drawing activity using Farsi script, a mask-making project, and a short film in which lights and appliances come to life at night to hold parties.”

Artists represented in Kids’ APT7 on Tour are Daniel Boyd (Australia), Tromarama (Indonesia), Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) (Malaysia), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) (Indonesia).

With the assistance of Principal Benefactor the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, GOMA will provide Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba with a free activity booklet that guides children through artist Hahan’s creative processes, drawn from the Children’s Art Centre publication Hahan and friends which was developed in partnership with the artist.

For more detail on Kids’ APT7 on Tour please see qagoma.qld.gov.au/kidsontour

Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is located at Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba. For workshop bookings and more information on activities and exhibitions, call 3829 8899 or go to www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery

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