GOMA's much-loved Children's Art Centre is primed for a summer of colour and fun, with two free hands-on island-life experiences for the little art-lovers in your life.
Visit GOMA to explore fashion and adornment through fun hands-on and multimedia activities created by four artists from Australia and the Pacific – Grace Lillian Lee, Letila Mitchell, Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James in Island Fashion.
Learn a simple folding technique and create your own wearable accessory in activity Get Your Weave On. Design your own digital outfit using patterns and send your outfit to the runway with the push of a button. Then create a wearable accessory – either a neckpiece or a wristband/anklet – using pattern and weaving elements.
Next up is an engaging exploration of the vitality of water. Presented as part of GOMA’s summer blockbuster exhibition Water, Below the Tide Line has been developed in collaboration with Erub Arts, Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths.
Below the Tide Line features a spectacular artwork display as well as a drawing activity and an interactive screen-based animation for children and families exploring ocean conservation issues.
Artists will create sculptures made out of ghost net, abandoned or lost ocean fishing nets, as a way to raise awareness about ocean pollution.
For some extra excitement, drop in between 11.30am and 2.00pm on selected Sundays to create a piece of coral out of ghost net. Your creation will be added to a collaborative coral bommie on display in the Children's Art Centre!