Kids go wild for art activities

MORE than 120 kids and parents turned out to a free day of activities at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery at the weekend, proving the event a big success.

The families had the chance to experience contemporary art first hand at the Kids APT on Tour event, organised by Queensland Art Gallery.

The day tied in with QAG’s major exhibition, the Sixth Asia Pacific Triennial.

There were seven different drawing and craft activities on offer, inventive short films and a multimedia activity.

One of the most popular was Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan’s activity, In-Flight 2009, in which piles of recycled paper rolls, boxes, clothes hangers and other household junk were transformed into small aircraft.

Youngsters were not allowed to use any glue in their creations but had to tie materials together. Some of the finished products will be sent to QAG to be added to the giant, suspended sculpture being formed by the thousands of tiny planes.



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