Kids on Tour take over Excelsior Library



The transformative and immersive qualities of camouflage and kaleidoscopes will be explored when ‘Kids on Tour: Patterns Bandits’ visits The Excelsior Library from April 13-15 2015.

Pattern Bandits is the latest Kids on Tour program from the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The regional tour has been drawn from the exhibition displayed at GOMA last year, which was created by Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman in collaboration with the Gallery’s Children’s Art Centre.

GOMA director Chris Saines says the very popular exhibition is part of an ongoing series of Children’s Art Centre projects developed with leading Australian artists, including Gordon Hookey, Fiona Hall, Pip and Pop, Callum Morton and Anne Wallace.

“Following the success of ‘Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits’ at GOMA, the Children’s Art Centre has developed a new Kids on Tour program for children and families across regional and remote Queensland communities,” says Mr Saines.

“Pattern Bandits looks at how patterns are used as a marker of personal and group identity, while referring to the psychological, political and historical associations they can carry,” he says.

The Kids on Tour: Pattern Bandits program will comprise of a range of activities developed especially for children and families by the artist and will enable regional communities to enjoy key elements of the original exhibition at their local venue.

Young visitors are able to create their own personalised bandannas and perform with the artist’s instructional video Pattern Power Moves; create circular collages and discover how patterns can be transformed by movement, and make a digital kaleidoscopic tessellation in the multimedia activity Harlequin Hallway.

Limited bookings are available, telephone the Excelsior Library on 4761 5580.