Free Family Fun Day at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday January 14th

The Gabori Sisters - Gathering by the Sea Children's Art Centre GOMA

QAGOMA’S KIDS ON TOUR BRINGS ‘THE GABORI SISTERS: GATHERING BY THE SEA’ TO THE GLADSTONE REGIONAL ART GALLERY & MUSEUM:  10AM – 1PM, SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017

Exciting hands-on activities for children that explore the important relationship the Kaiadilt people of the Gulf Carpentaria have with the sea are coming to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum these school holidays.

The FREE family fun day will run 10am – 1pm, on Saturday 14 January 2017, as part of a major Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) regional tour, which is traveling to more than 80 regional venues during 2017.

In ‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea, Kids on Tour’, young visitors can experience the interactive project that QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre developed in collaboration with Elsie, Dorothy and Amanda Gabori.

Through hands-on making, drawing and multimedia activities, children are taken on a journey to the artists’ homeland of Bentinck Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria.

The family fun day gives children the opportunity to discover the Kayardild language, create their own Kaiadilt totem animal, reflect on their knowledge of the sea in a drawing activity, create a sea creature collage, and even make a digital humpy.  Families can also listen to the Gabori Sisters share stories from Bentinck Island in a video interview.

‘Kids on Tour’ is offered as a free program to regional Queensland communities through the Gallery’s Regional Services department.

For more information about ‘The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea, Kids on Tour’, visit http://gragm.qld.gov.au

Bookings are appreciated, phone 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au