Category : 21st Century Kids

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I Wish your Wish 2003 | Courtesy: The artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Galeria Forte Vilaça, São Paulo | Photography by Katie Bennett

21st Century Kids: Rivane Neuenschwander ‘I Wish your Wish’ 2003

Inspired by a Brazilian tradition, Rivane Neuenschwander’s vibrant installation invites visitors to tie colourful silk ribbons to their wrists that feature printed wishes on the fabric. Hundreds of the ribbons are inserted into the gallery wall to create a sea of colour and silk. According to tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon wears away and falls off.

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Drawing words 2006 | First commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ 2006 | Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010 | Photography by Katie Bennett

21st Century Kids: John Pule ‘Drawing words’ 2006

John Pule is an artist, writer and poet whose art works often combine words and images. For ’21st Century Kids’ Pule presents a large-scale collaborative drawing project titled Drawing words. Engaging with Niuean legends and culture, children can draw their interpretations of poetic words and phrases provided by the artist for display in the Gallery.

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Children will show you art 2010 | DVD: 6 minutes, colour, sound: works from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, glasses fitted with cameras, modified USB hubs, computers, touchscreens, decorative moulding, mirror, glass, timber, acrylic and MDF board | Commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ | Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010 | Photography by Katie Bennett

21st Century Kids: Jana Sterbak ‘Children will show you art’ 2010

Recorded inside a purpose-built, faux 19th century gallery space, Jana Sterbak’s artist project features an exhibition of works from the Gallery’s historical collections curated by kids. Young visitors are able to view the exhibition and record a film from their point of view using a pair of high tech glasses with a built-in digital camera. The finished film clips can be sent to friends and family via email to show the young visitors ideas about works on show.

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Untitled (time sausage) 2010 | Timber, glass, fabric, paper, pencils, animal product, wire, MDF board and mixed media | Commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ | Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010 | Photography by Katie Bennett

21st Century Kids: Rirkrit Tiravanija ‘Untitled (time sausage)’ 2010

The work of Rirkrit Tiravanija aims to bring visitors together and create living artworks, in art galleries and museums. Tiravanija’s work for ’21st Century Kids’ is situated in a dynamic, purpose-built activity space, which invites generations of children and their grandparents to share family histories, stories and images. Contributions will be collected and transformed during workshop demonstrations into ‘time sausages’ for display in the space.

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Alien nation embassy 2008 | Touchscreens, computers, LCD screens, LED screen, mixed media, digital print, wallpaper, DVD players, acrylic, plywood, MDF board and online | First commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’ with the support of Gina Fairfax 2008 | Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery | Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010

21st Century Kids: Tony Albert ‘Alien nation embassy’ 2008

Tony Albert’s Alien nation embassy 2008 is a multimedia interactive that invites all earthlings to become honorary citizens of the Alien Nation — but not before passing the citizenship test! This multimedia installation features two dynamic activity spaces that include a population counter, a global map that tracks new alien citizens and electronic ‘swipe’ cards for kids to access secret alien information. Play online and access exclusive citizen-only activities.