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NOW IS THE TIME | Kids on Tour

6 April - 11 April

10.30AM THU 16 JAN 2020
Young Members and their friends are invited to help us shape upcoming Children’s Art Centre exhibitions as we trial interactive artist activities. Join QAGOMA staff for a special workshop in the school holidays, exclusive to Members and their friends.

BOOKED OUT Call (07) 3840 7278 to go on the wait list / Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer to this program

Calling all children! Join Umbrella for FREE hands-on art making activities to share your climate messages over the first week of the school holidays, Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 April 2021.

Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Bookings are not required however spaces are limited to 14 people at a time due to our COVID-safe regulations.

3. 9283_RaquelO_TitleWallThe Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) presents Now is the Time Kids on Tour, adapted from the Children’s Art Centre exhibition Now is the Time by Raquel Ormella. Raquel Ormella is an Australian artist who uses textile, video and drawing to make art about environmental and social issues. Her artworks often resemble protest materials and include elements such as flags, banners and slogans. Raquel is particularly concerned about climate change and its effect on young people. The exhibition was inspired by children around the world who have been calling for government action on climate change, sometimes by protesting peacefully during school hours. In ‘Now is the Time Kids on Tour’, you are invited to explore this theme through a series of hands-on activities. You will also see a series of posters featuring protest material from the 1960s to now, along with climate banners designed by students at Junction Park State School, Brisbane. We hope you enjoy sharing your climate message!


Join our other school holidays Creative Kids workshops and activities:
My First Gallery (3-5yr olds) // Foam Printing Workshop (6-9yr olds) // Surface Graffiti Workshop (10-14yr olds)
And read more here about our Creative Kids program here.

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives | Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.

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NOW IS THE TIME Kids on Tour is a free QAGOMA Touring program available to regional Queensland communities. Images (top): A young visitor making a climate placard, Photograph: Chloë Callistemon, QAGOMA; (bottom): Now is the Time exhibition title wall design, 2020, Courtesy: Raquel Ormella and Milani Gallery.


6 April
11 April
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