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17 January — 22 January

10:00 am — 1:00 pm


General Event, Workshop

Postponed | APT10 Kids On Tour comes to NorthSite

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

3 people sitting at a table and assembling patterns as part of APT10 Kids On Tour


Due to the current impact of coronavirus cases within our region, we have postponed the APT10 Kids On Tour workshops. We endeavour to bring these workshops to the gallery in April 2022.

APT10 Kids on Tour includes activities developed in collaboration with artists Shannon Novak (Aotearoa New Zealand), Phuong Ngo (Australia), Syagini Ratna Wulan (Indonesia), Jamilah Haji (Thailand), Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts (Bangladesh) and Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand / Australia).

Phuong Ngo’s collage activity Pattern Exchange 2021 is informed by the artist’s interest in the colonial history of cement tiles in Vietnam and invites children to create their own geometric tile design using patterned coloured paper, scissors and glue, while Shannon Novak’s Make Visible: Celebrate You 2021 is a digital interactive that asks kids to design a flag to represent their identity and what makes them happy.

Syagini Ratna Wulan’s activity Atom 2021 invites children to add colour and pattern to a variety of mandala forms often used in spiritual and religious practices, and Vipoo Srivilasa’s Garden of Love 2021 encourages participants to draw a portrait or write a message to the person they miss the most and is accompanied by Dok Rak, the animated APT10 Kids ‘flower bear’ mascot, and friends.

Developed in collaboration with the Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts in Bangladesh, Where Stortles Roam 2021 invites children to use paper templates to make a puppet of an imaginary animal inspired by the Bengali poet Sukumar Roy’s ‘Khichuri (Stew Much)’. In Jamilah Haji’s drawing activity Happiness and Desire 2021, children of all abilities can think about what makes them happy and what they wish for.


APT10 Kids on Tour is free QAGOMA Touring program available to regional Queensland communities, with thanks to generous support from The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

The Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art provides a program of touring exhibitions and related services to regional queensland

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Image credit: Phuong Ngo / Australia b.1983 / Pattern Exchange 2021 / Commissioned for APT10 Kids with support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation / © The artist / Photograph: Chloë Callistemon, QAGOMA


17th January 2022 @ 10:00 am
22nd January 2022 @ 1:00 pm
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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