‘The Castle of Tarragindi on tour’ for Queensland kids – QAGOMA Blog

From January to June 2024, ‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ visits art galleries, libraries and schools — in over 200 regional and remote venues from all 77 Queensland Council areas — where children and families can participate in activities developed by QAGOMA’s Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with the Brisbane-based artist Natalya Hughes.

Natalya Hughes with her Installation ‘The Castle of Tarragindi’, Childrens Art Centre, GOMA 2023 / Photograph: C Baxter © QAGOMA

The project lets children’s imaginations run wild as they explore the surprising delights of grotesque design through fun, hands-on and drawing activities, including creating a digital hybrid creature using imagery designed by Hughes. Grotesque designs are characterised by hybrid forms made up of parts of animals, plants, and other shapes.

The Kids on Tour program provides this creative content free of charge to communities throughout Queensland.

Since 1998, the Gallery has collaborated with more than 310 Australian and international contemporary artists and the Children’s Art Centre at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is a leader in developing interactive projects, activities and publications that engage children with contemporary cultures, artists and ideas.

Visit ‘‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ for venues.

The exhibition ‘Natalya Hughes: The Castle of Tarragindi’ is also at the Children’s Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Brisbane until 14 July 2024.

Hands-on activities at ‘Natalya Hughes: The Castle of Tarragindi’, Childrens Art Centre, GOMA 2023 / Photographs: C Callistemon © QAGOMA

Watch | Go behind-the-scenes with Natalya Hughes


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