‘Superpowered on tour’ for Queensland kids

‘Superpowered on tour’ for Queensland kids

Superpowered on Tour’ is 4 pleasurable and participating interactive projects for young children, formulated by To start with Nations Australian artists in collaboration with QAGOMA. The annual ‘Kids on Tour’ application gives this material totally free of charge to communities throughout Queensland. ‘Superpowered on Tour’ is presented from December 2022 to July 2023 in much more than 180 artwork galleries, libraries and faculties across remote and regional Queensland.

Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi individuals), Vincent Namatjira (Western Aranda people) and Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara persons) are main Indigenous Australian artists who use their voice and their art to empower Aboriginal individuals and create inspirational imagery for all little ones.

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Superpowered‘ is also at the Gallery of Modern day Art’s Children’s Art Centre right up until 16 July 2023

Tony Albert

Tony Albert often functions closely with other artists, communities and organisations. He believes that 1 of the best means to study from and connect with men and women is to are living and operate alongside one another. Albert’s action is Warakurna Warriors. It invites kids to create their own superhero identity and they can structure their personal costume making use of a template and trace a selection of outfits adding particulars and color. This activity was motivated by Albert’s photographic collection Warakurna Superheroes 2017, made in collaboration with children from Warakurna in Western Australia.

Youthful site visitors at Tony Albert’s Warakurna Warriors 2018 in ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Art Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / © Tony Albert / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

Gordon Hookey

Gordon Hookey’s artworks are influenced by Australian history and daily daily life, often applying indigenous Australian animals to stand for Indigenous Australians. Hookey’s interactive is Make a Roo, and it invites kids to choose from a range of kangaroo mask templates. Youngsters can customise their possess design and style, have on the mask and ‘hop into character’.

Younger visitors at Gordon Hookey’s Make A Roo 2013 in ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Artwork Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / © Gordon Hookey / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

Vincent Namatjira

Vincent Namatjira paints energetic, expressive portraits of historic figures, intercontinental heads of point out, and public figures. His exercise, Electricity Portraits, invites small children to adopt ‘power icons’ this sort of as crowns and hats in the sort of paper props and pose for a photograph in entrance of a enjoyment paper backdrop.

Younger guests at Vincent Namatjira’s Electrical power Portraits 2018 in ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Art Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / © Vincent Namatjira / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

Kaylene Whiskey

Kaylene Whiskey’s vibrant, humorous paintings rejoice strong kungkas (girls). Whiskey generally paints visuals of herself and her heroes — pop society icons these types of as Dolly Parton and Surprise Lady — owning pleasurable in her remote neighborhood or participating in standard things to do like accumulating bush tucker. Small children can draw a Super Get together picture, a scene that includes their individual heroes using coloured pencils and lower out photographs from a collage sheet.

Readers at Kaylene Whiskey’s Super Celebration 2022 in ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Artwork Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / © Kaylene Whiskey / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

These four artists have made interactives that target on potent empowering messages and humour, and invite younger audiences into a entire world full of amusing and brave characters.

Considering the fact that 1998, the Gallery has collaborated with far more than 300 Australian and intercontinental modern artists and the Children’s Art Centre at the Gallery of Contemporary Artwork (GOMA) is a leader in establishing interactive tasks, pursuits and publications that engage small children with modern day cultures, artists and ideas.

Go to ‘Superpowered on Tour’ for venues and far more data.

Superpowered‘ is at the Gallery of Fashionable Art’s Children’s Art Centre until finally 16 July 2023

Highlighted impression: Customer at ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Art Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA