Sunday, January 16, 2011

21st Century Kids Summer Festival On Tour in Cooktown DONE - See Results!

21st Century Kids Summer Festival On Tour in Cooktown on Saturday 15th January 2011.

Kids made their own bird species using shredded paper and bird templates created by the artist..  These pictures show the wonderful results of a little imagination.  Each bird in it's nest was labeled with the birds name, habitat, foods eaten, and behaviours. Australian artist Fiona Hall translated her interest in the migratory patterns of birds and nest-making into a hands-on activity. I had a fun day assisting with this kids art activity.
See more birds nests and birds on Cooktown Art Facebook album and the Cooktown Art Blog.



 An art activity by artist Tony Albert invited all earthlings to become honorary citizens of the Alien Nation — but not before passing the citizenship test! Those who complete the test and become citizens receive a special Alien Nation citizenship certificate and card to show that they are part of the Alien Nation.

Artist Tony Albert's Alien nation embassy (still) 2008.  First commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’ with the support of Gina Fairfax 2008. Courtesy: The artist and the Queensland Art Gallery Supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010

Kids used Indian artist, Bharti Kher's specially designed bindis to decorate themselves.

Artist Jorge Méndez Blake invited kids to listen to a CD of swashbuckling sounds and draw a picture of what what they where hearing.
Artist Jorge Méndez-Blake Discover Treasure Island 2010 Commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre for ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade'. Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation 2010 .
New Zealand artist Campbell Patterson had kids think of funny activities they could perform.  The kids were enthusiastic and the short video clips will be made into a performance art film to be uploaded to Cooktown Art Blog and Youtube!

Artist and poet John Pule had the kids drawing word paintings in a collaborative way on large art paper.

Inspired by a Brazilian tradition, artist Rivane Neuenschwander invited visitors to select and tie people’s wishes to their wrists. According to the tradition, the wish is granted when the ribbon eventually falls off.
Some put ribbons in their hair which looked great as well!

‘21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour’ is a regional program of the Queensland Art Gallery, supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, administered by Arts Queensland. ‘21st Century Kids on Tour’ is proudly supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. The Children’s Art Centre is sponsored by Santos.

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