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‘Superpowered on tour’ for Queensland kids

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'Superpowered on tour' for Queensland kids

Superpowered on Tour’ is four pleasurable and engaging interactive assignments for kids, developed by 1st Nations Australian artists in collaboration with QAGOMA. The annual ‘Kids on Tour’ method delivers this information absolutely free of charge to communities through Queensland. ‘Superpowered on Tour’ is presented from December 2022 to July 2023 in additional than 180 artwork galleries, libraries and educational facilities throughout remote and regional Queensland.

Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi folks), Vincent Namatjira (Western Aranda men and women) and Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara people today) are foremost Indigenous Australian artists who use their voice and their art to empower Aboriginal persons and make inspirational imagery for all youngsters.


Superpowered‘ is also at the Gallery of Present day Art’s Children’s Art Centre until eventually 16 July 2023

Tony Albert

Tony Albert typically is effective intently with other artists, communities and organisations. He believes that a single of the very best ways to understand from and link with persons is to are living and function alongside one another. Albert’s exercise is Warakurna Warriors. It invites little ones to develop their own superhero identification and they can design their possess costume utilizing a template and trace a selection of outfits including details and colour. This exercise was influenced by Albert’s photographic sequence Warakurna Superheroes 2017, made in collaboration with young children from Warakurna in Western Australia.

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

Gordon Hookey

Gordon Hookey’s artworks are influenced by Australian historical past and every day life, often employing native Australian animals to signify Indigenous Australians. Hookey’s interactive is Make a Roo, and it invitations youngsters to decide on from a variety of kangaroo mask templates. Youngsters can customise their very own design and style, wear the mask and ‘hop into character’.

Young people 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, worldwide heads of condition, and public figures. His exercise, Energy Portraits, invitations children to undertake ‘power icons’ these types of as crowns and hats in the sort of paper props and pose for a photograph in front of a entertaining paper backdrop.

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

Kaylene Whiskey

Kaylene Whiskey’s vibrant, humorous paintings celebrate powerful kungkas (ladies). Whiskey normally paints pictures of herself and her heroes — pop society icons such as Dolly Parton and Ponder Female — getting entertaining in her remote neighborhood or participating in standard pursuits like gathering bush tucker. Children can draw a Tremendous Social gathering photograph, a scene that includes their personal heroes employing colored pencils and lower out pics from a collage sheet.

Visitors at Kaylene Whiskey’s Tremendous Occasion 2022 in ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Art Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / © Kaylene Whiskey / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

These 4 artists have created interactives that concentrate on potent empowering messages and humour, and invite youthful audiences into a globe total of amusing and courageous people.

Because 1998, the Gallery has collaborated with a lot more than 300 Australian and worldwide contemporary artists and the Children’s Art Centre at the Gallery of Modern Artwork (GOMA) is a leader in building interactive jobs, functions and publications that have interaction kids with modern day cultures, artists and strategies.

Check out ‘Superpowered on Tour’ for venues and a lot more data.

Superpowered‘ is at the Gallery of Present day Art’s Children’s Artwork Centre till 16 July 2023

Featured graphic: Visitor at ‘Superpowered’, Children’s Artwork Centre, GOMA, Brisbane, 2022 / Photograph: K Bennett © QAGOMA

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