Information for parents
|APT 2002 is a major exhibition of contemporary art drawn from the Asia-Pacific region. A significant program for children called Kids’ APT is presented within the exhibition. |
Kids’ APT aims to create meaningful interactions between children and contemporary art by providing access to a range of interactive programs and educational experiences, including:
Interactive artworks — will provide hands-on creative experiences with artworks specially created for children by a selection of APT artists
Children’s activity book — with lots of interesting and educational ideas to captivate and delight children, available free of charge
Children’s labels — to enhance children’s understanding of selected artworks, including suitable questions to ask children
Planning your visit
Allow approximately 1 hours for your children to fully appreciate the exhibition. With your children:
- Walk through the exhibition
- Read the special children’s labels
- Enjoy the activity book
- Engage in the interactive art experiences in Gallery 3
Check out the Events Calendar for a range of free art making experiences.
Talking to kids about APT 2002
Young children are highly inquisitive, active learners who enjoy viewing and discussing art.
APT 2002 gives children the opportunity to learn about new art forms, expanding their awareness of art (from their experiences of painting, drawing and sculpture) to include new media such as installation, film and video, performance and interactive artworks which appeal to the senses (touch, smell, sight and sound).
The artworks in APT 2002 employ a range of materials which will appeal to a child’s sense of curiosity and exploration, such as: recycled materials, herbs, lights and mirrors, and highly creative things such as soy sauce bottles, mirror balls, statues of Buddha and plastic figures.
To enhance children’s appreciation of APT 2002, consider the following questions as a stimulus for discussion:
1. Walk around and look. What can you see?
2. What was the first thing you noticed about the artwork?
Discuss the devices that are used to attract the viewer’s attention — textures, sound, light, video.
3. How does the artwork make you feel? Is there a special part that makes you feel that way?
4. If you could choose one word to describe the artwork, what would it be?
5. What do you like about the artwork? Why?
6. What do you think the artist is like? What do you think is important to him/her?
7. What do you think it is like to live in the country this artist is from?
Think about …
Tell a story
Share discoveries together
Stimulating, fun and educational programs to enjoy!
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