10.30am - 2.30pm, Saturday 13 January 2007
Noosa Regional Gallery
Fun, food and free activities
Please note this event replaces the Gallery's Family Day on Sunday January 14, 07
For the first time, regional Queensland audiences will be able to enjoy Kids' APT Summer Spectacular without leaving town. Regional Queensland galleries and libraries will simultaneously host a free day of Summer Spectacular activities for children and families on Saturday 13 January 2007.
This special event coincides with the opening day of the 16-day Summer Spectacular festival at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, from 13 to 28 January 2007. Visit www.asiapacifictriennial.com/kids
for more details.
The interactive art works in Summer Spectacular - Queensland are by artists in Kids' APT, which is part of 'The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' (APT5) at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art until 27 May 2007.
Some of the activities that will be available as part of Summer Spectacular - Queensland:
Tattoo shop, eX de Medici (Australia)
Receive a temporary tattoo designed by artist eX de Medici.
Australian artist eX de Medici is also a tattooist. It's going to be a hard task this summer to find any cooler accessory than one of eX's custom-designed, free Kids' APT temporary tattoos! Kids can choose from a crowned skull, a sweet blue bird, a cheeky monkey or a curious cat, and marvel at the detailed designs of both the tattoos and the artist's watercolour paintings in the exhibition.
Run Run Run, Kwon Ki-soo (Korea)
Play with 'Dongguri', Kwon Ki- Soo's cheeky and colourful foam characters.
A mischievous character known as Dongguri appears in artist Kwon Ki-soo's paintings, animations and installations. For Summer Spectacular - Queensland the artist invites children to interact with this colourful character in a playful environment. Children can manipulate Dongguris made out of foam — creating and recreating different versions of the artist's cheeky creature.
Graphic to the right: Children participating in John Pule's Kids' APT project, Drawing Words. Photography: Queensland Art Gallery/Natasha Harth