Tag : 2006

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Nothing is ordinary 2006 | Bindi, cardboard, mirror and MDF board | 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

21st Century Kids: Bharti Kher ‘Nothing is ordinary’ 2006

In India, the bindi is traditionally a symbolic mark of pigment applied to the forehead. Today it has become a fashionable and decorative accessory available in many colours and designs, and is used by Indian artist Bharti Kher in some of her art works. Children can wear one of the artist’s specially designed bindis and everyone will know they’ve been to ’21st Century Kids’.

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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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The call of the wild 2006 | Touchscreens, computers, plush animals, acrylic and MDF board | 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 | The artist would like to acknowledge the assistance of Tammy Brennan and Mazen Murad with the sound recordings for this interactive activity.

21st Century Kids: Justine Cooper ‘The call of the wild’ 2006

The call of the wild 2006 is a touch screen interactive set in a natural history museum similar to those seen in some of Justine Cooper’s art works. The aim of the interactive is to set trapped animals free from drawers and lockers, returning them to their natural habitat. The call of the wild is presented inside an immersive installation space that replicates the collections of museums in a playful and colourful way appealing to all young Gallery visitors. Play the Justine Coopers The call of the wild Online.

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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Zhou Xiaohu ‘Utopian theatre’ 2006

Our workshop team have installed Zhou Xiaohu’s installation Utopian theatre 2006. In the work miniature clay figures enact history-making scenes that have been transmitted to the world through the media of television and the internet. Each is modelled as a miniature theatre or movie set and accompanied by a television monitor, showing the events in claymation.

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Anastasia Klose | Film for my nanna 2006 | Digital video transferred to DVD: 5:32 minutes, colour, stereo / Music: ‘Castles in the air’, Don McLean (EMI) | Courtesy: The artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Anastasia Klose ‘Film for my nanna’ 2006

Anastasia Klose has established a reputation for her ‘aesthetic of the pathetic’, drawing on the painful or humorous moments in her life to make videos. Her work answers a challenge to make art from what is immediately available, whether ordinary …