On the weekend we visited Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).
We were particularly going to see the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit Falling Back to Earth.
This was our first time taking the boys to an art exhibit but we were very happy with the outcome.
They engaged with the exhibits and were able to discuss the key themes and ideas surrounding the pieces. This was aided by the interactive side of the exhibit. I find that GOMA really know how to get the children involved in art and this creates memories that last. At this one they were able to sit down and draw their view of the fallen gum tree, then in another room they were given supplies to make their own animal, tree or boat.
In saying that, they are still little boys and took the greatest pleasure in giggling at the animals’ bums as well!
We purchased the children’s book that accompanied the exhibit and the boys have enjoyed reliving their experience in a narrative style.
I will definitely be returning to GOMA with kids in tow, but maybe we’ll avoid the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) – that’s another story for another day!!!