School Holiday Workshop

Event Date: 16 April, 2014

Location: Cardwell Gallery

Art in the school holidays...

Cardwell Gallery workshop Details to be announced soon

Kids on Tour

Cai Guo-Qiang April 2014

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art has recently celebrated fifteen years of programming for kids. To coincide with this milestone and the major exhibition ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, the Children’s Art Centrehas developed a program for regional and remote Queensland communities to work together to create art, connecting with the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Kids on Tour will comprise a range of projects developed by the artist in collaboration with the Gallery especially for children and family audiences, enabling Queensland communities the opportunity to enjoy the festivities at their local venue.

Young visitors can take part in the program by learning about and participating in Cai Guo-Qiang’s exciting working methods to create their own exhibition at their local venue. Kids can make and display objects, create spectacular multimedia gunpowder drawings and explosion events and watch a short animated film about the art and adventures of Cai Guo-Qiang.

  • Bridge Crossing
    Bridge Crossing 

    In 1999, Cai Guo-Qiang was one of the first artists to collaborate with the Gallery on a project for children as part of the inaugural Kids’ APT, launched to coincide with ‘The Third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT3).

    Cai Guo-Qiang’s project enabled children to make their own miniature bridges from bamboo and masking tape to complement his major APT3 installation Blue dragon and bridge crossing 1999, a traditional bamboo bridge that spanned the Gallery’s iconic Watermall. Children can be inspired by Cai’s drawings of bridges from around the world and create their own bridges to display at their venue or take home.
  • Hands-on-activity

    Boats, animals and trees often appear in Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibitions. The artist uses these symbols as a way to connect people and places together, even those on opposite sides of the world.

    Inspired by Cai’s artwork Heritage 2013, the Children’s Art Centre has developed this activity for children to create their own exhibition display at their venue.
  • Virtual gunpowder drawings and explosion events activity
    Virtual gunpowder drawings and explosion events activity 

    Cai Guo-Qiang uses the surprising materials of gunpowder and fireworks to create drawings and spectacular displays.

    Children can be inspired to create virtual drawings and explosion events through this multimedia interactive activity. Find out more
  • Animated Film
    Animated Film 

    The animated film Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai is Cai Guo-Qiang’s own story inspired by the popular Chinese fairytale Peach Blossom Spring.

    Follow Cai’s journey around the world — to China, Japan, Germany, Australia and other places — and see the artworks he creates, all inspired by the people he meets and the amazing things he sees and learns along the way. Cai’s story features as an animation and as a beautifully illustrated children’s story book. Find out more
  • Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai Book for kids
    Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai Book for kids 

    The story of Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai, is also available as a beautifully illustrated book written by Cai Guo-Qiang in collaboration with the Children's Art Centre and inspired by the popular Chinese legend Peach Blossom Spring. A young boy named Cai travels from country to country creating art with the local children he meets. Also features ten fun artwork profiles and an interactive map. Take a look inside the publication.

    Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai is available for purchase at the online at


Artspace Mackay
Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela
Baralaba State School
Blackwater Library
Boonah Cultural Centre
Bowen Library
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Cannonvale Library
Capella Library
Cardwell Gallery
Charleville Neighbourhood Centre
Childers Arts Space
Chinchilla White Gums Gallery
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery, Cooktown
Erub Erwer Meta, Darnley Island
Excelsior Library, Charters Towers
Gab Titui Cultural Centre, Thursday Island
Gallery 107 @ Dalby inc
Gayndah Art Gallery
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo
Gympie Regional Gallery
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
Kingaroy Art Gallery
Logan Art Gallery
Mackay Hospital Foundation Play Group
Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba
Mission Arts, Mission Beach
Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery & Library
Mount Isa City Library
Mount Perry Cultural Centre and Gallery
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery
Noosa Regional Gallery
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Strathpine
Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
Pittsworth  Library
Pittsworth Art Gallery
Point Lookout Hall, North Stradbroke Island
Proserpine Library
Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Redcliffe Museum
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
Rockhampton Art Gallery
Roma Community Art Centre - Library
Rosalie Gallery, Goombungee
Schools in the Torres Strait Islands
Springsure Library
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Starlight Express Room, Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane
Stocklands North Shore, Townsville
Taroom Town Hall
The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy
The Centre for Arts and Culture, Beaudesert
The Collinsville Customer Service Centre & Library
The Wonder Factory, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
TYTO Regional Art Gallery, Ingham
Warwick Art Gallery
Wondai Regional Art Gallery
Wujal Wujal Indigenous Knowledge Centre

Please contact your local venue for more information

Kids on Tour is an engaging program of activities for children and families coinciding with the exhibition ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’, on display at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane until 11 May 2014.

Kids on Tour
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Children's Art Centre
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