- Tuesday 20 March 2018
A program of exciting, free, hands-on activities encouraging children to explore ideas around self and identity will be on offer in The Artroom at Caloundra Regional Gallery these school holidays.
'Me, Myselfie and I' invites young visitors to explore representation of the self and consider different ways of creating their own portraits.
The program extends the idea of self-portraiture beyond documenting our physical appearance, to create a richer understanding of how we can express aspects of our emotions, personality, memories and experiences.
Families can visit the gallery at any time between 10am – 1pm, April 3-6 and April 10-13 to try the activities.
The activities have been developed by QAGOMA in collaboration with Australian and international artists featured in the gallery’s collection, including Angela Tiatia (New Zealand/Australia), Ayaz Jokhio (Pakistan), Wit Pimkanchanapong (Thailand), Miloš Tomić (Serbia) and Phil Dadson (New Zealand).
In Wit Pimkanchanapong’s drawing activity I, you, we 2009, children can work with a sibling or friend to create a composite portrait to discover how our sense of self is shaped by our relationships with other people.
Angela Tiatia likes to explore the way people view each other, and in turn, the way we see ourselves. In her hands-on making activity Catch sight 2017, Tiatia encourages children to observe the transformation of their face in a series of patterned mirrors that distort their reflection, and to experiment with making an abstract portrait.
In 99 self portraits 2009, Ayaz Jokhio invites children to transform his image, which has been replicated 99 times, with an assortment of outfits from all over the world. Jokhio is interested in how clothing can be used to express ourselves and can change how people view us.
Miloš Tomić is fascinated by the world of sound and music that we all make in our daily lives. In his multimedia interactive My pocket orchestra 2017, children can express their mood and personality through sound.
For more details on all of the programs and workshops held at the gallery visit the gallery website – gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.
ABOUT KIDS ON TOUR
Kids on Tour is offered as a free program to regional Queensland communities through the QAGOMA’s Regional Services department.
This project is supported by Gina Fairfax through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, and is presented in association with the exhibition ‘Me, Myselfie and I’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.