Fraser Coast Regional Council logoFraser Coast Regional Council

Media releases Media releases

Stay up to date with the latest Council media releases below.

« Back

APT9 Kids on Tour comes to Fraser Coast

19 December, 2018

A dynamic program of hands-on and multimedia activities will visit Fraser Coast this January as an extension of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s current exhibition The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9).

Fraser Coast Councillor David Lewis said APT9 Kids on Tour would travel to more than 100 regional galleries, libraries and community centres across Queensland and the Torres Strait, including Fraser Coast. 

“The APT9 Kids on Tour program features free activities designed for children and families. It enables Queensland communities to enjoy key elements of the original APT9 exhibition at their local venue,” Cr Lewis said. 

“The program includes hands-on art-making activities and interactive virtual experiences that highlight key themes in the APT9 exhibition, including the preciousness of life and natural resources, the importance of community and storytelling.”

Activities have been developed by the QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with artists Pauline Kimei Anis (Bougainville), Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (Iraq/The Netherlands), Gary Carsley (Australia/The Netherlands), Nona Garcia (The Philippines), Vincent Namatjira (Australia) and Jakkai Siributr (Thailand). 

The APT9 Kids on Tour program will run at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery from Friday 21 December to Monday 28 January. 

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said APT9 presented some of the most exciting and important contemporary art being created in the region and included major new commissions.

“Following three years of curatorial travel and extensive research, the ninth exhibition in our flagship series offers a contemporary art experience for audiences of all ages. 

“APT9 is showing at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) until Sunday 28 April,” Mr Saines said. 

Click here for more information about APT9 and APT9 Kids on Tour.