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Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program

WHEN6 – 14 January, 2018
TIME10am – 4pm
AGES5+
COSTFree
WHEREQUT Art Museum & The Cube
(Science and Engineering Centre)
QUT Gardens Point campus
PARKINGVisitors who park at QUT's two public pay-on-exit carparks on weekends receive a low daily rate of $10.00. Visitors who park on weekdays are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $5.00 per hour or part thereof. Discounts will only apply to parking tickets validated by staff at the QUT Art Museum front desk between 10am–4pm. Visit parking page for details.

Image © Sonja de Sterke

Visit QUT Gardens Point Precinct this January to enjoy our free arts, craft and robotics activities!

QUT Art Museum and The Cube have joined together to offer an exciting family holiday program featuring a diverse mix of interactive activities to suit the tech-inclined and those who love to draw, play and create.

DRAW IT.

Drop in to QUT Art Museum any time from 10am to 4pm to get crafty and creative. Draw a self-portrait, become a character in our dress-up zone or create, perform and play with your own shadow puppets! Be inspired by the exhibition Portray and Play featuring portraits from major Dutch photographers Hendrik Kerstens and Erwin Olaf, and works from the QUT Art Collection.

CODE IT.

Sharpen your tech skills over at The Cube, just a short walk from QUT Art Museum. Become an inventor at the drop-in maker space, discover robot and recycling facts with a roving treasure hunt, and learn the basics of robotics at The Cube's latest interactive project Code-A-Bot and a Sphero obstacle course.

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QUT SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT QUT ART MUSEUM

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – GOSIA WLODARCZAK

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see drawing artist Gosia Wlodarczak in residence at QUT Art Museum, where she will create her performance drawing and installation A Room of Facial De-Construction. Draw a self-portrait in the Art Museum and submit your work to the artist to become a part of the artist's evolving installation.

During the nine days of the Summer Holiday Program, Gosia will be working inside a closed, custom-built room within the Art Museum, creating a performance drawing in response to a selection of the submitted self-portraits, as well as the space itself. Watch the artist at work via a live webcam, and view the final installation throughout the exhibition period when the room is opened at the completion of the artist's residency.

Gosia is a Polish born artist based in Melbourne who is renowned for her cross-disciplinary drawing practice that extends towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound and film. This work is a part of her ongoing series The Rooms which explores the idea of existence through the biological and symbolic internal functions of the human body.

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

TIME

10am – 4pm
Drop-in, no bookings required

DURATION

Artist in residence during gallery opening hours with breaks

AGES

All ages

WHERE

QUT Art Museum

Photo: Longin Sarnecki

SHADOW PUPPETS ACTIVITY ZONE

Explore the wondrous world of shadow puppetry through creating and performing with your own shadow puppet character! In this drop-in activity designed by The Dead Puppet Society, construct a character then walk through the step-by-step process to learn the manipulation skills needed to bring your character to life. Your audience will be amazed as you learn the techniques of Focus, Breath and Gravity and then put your performance skills to the test in our shadow play space.

In their quest to reawaken the art of puppetry, The Dead Puppet Society is a production house and design company which creates eclectic puppet-based visual theatre in Australia and the United States.

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

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TIME

10am – 4pm (except Saturday 6 January, drop-in activity available 12:30 – 2:15pm)
Drop-in, no bookings required

AGES

5+ (adult supervision required)

WHERE

QUT Art Museum

Image: Dylan Evans

PORTRAY ZONE

Artist Hendrik Kerstens' series of photos in the exhibition Portray and Play depict his daughter Paula in the style of the Dutch masters, but using everyday modern objects including a tea towel and lampshade!

Using a combination of everyday objects, accessories and outfits from the dress up stand, create your own inspired look. Strike a pose and take your photo in the framed backdrop or draw your portrait as a character.

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

TIME

10am – 4pm
Drop-in, no bookings required

AGES

5+ (adult supervision required)

WHERE

QUT Art Museum

Image: Hendrik KERSTENS
Lampshade 2008
ultrachrome print
Courtesy Kingdom of the Netherlands

PLAY ZONE

Explore and experiment in the play zone with a range of fun art, craft, writing and reading materials and activities, inspired by the exhibition Portray and Play. Let your imagination run wild!

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

DESIGN A CHARACTER COMPETITION

Create a character at any of the Draw It. Code It. holiday activities. A character is a person or an imaginary creature and can be entirely fictional or based on a real-life person, eg. a self-portrait drawing at the Art Museum, a puppet from the Puppet Making workshop, a colourful robot using the Design a bot template, a character created with craft materials at The Cube Maker space. The only limit is your imagination! The prize is a BB8™ by Sphero as seen in the Star Wars films and two prizes will be awarded to the most creative character idea! Terms and Conditions apply.

This competition is now closed

TIME

10am – 4pm
Drop-in, no bookings required

AGES

5+ (adult supervision required)

WHERE

QUT Art Museum

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DRAW IT. CODE IT. TREASURE HUNT

The Draw it. Code it. Treasure Hunt invites you to follow the in-game missions and upload your answers using the App GooseChase*.

GooseChase blends together the tried-and-true fun of a treasure hunt with mobile technology.

You can get active, and test your knowledge, while exploring QUT Art Museum and The Cube.

Please note this game is recommended for participants over the age of 13 and requires parental supervision.

Game registration and game devices will be hired to visitors at Room 506A.

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

WHEN

6 – 14 January, 2018

TIME

10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm
Registration required

AGES

Ages 13+
Parental supervision required

WHERE

P506A
The Cube
Science and Engineering Centre

SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP WITH THE DEAD PUPPET SOCIETY

Create and perform with your own shadow puppet character in this hands-on workshop. Construct and personalise your puppet in the maker space, then learn the elements of Focus, Breath and Gravity to bring your puppet to life in performance! Led by Helen Stephens, Artistic Associate at The Dead Puppet Society, this fun-filled workshop introduces the magical world of Shadow Puppetry and provides opportunities to make, play and perform.

In their quest to reawaken the art of puppetry, The Dead Puppet Society is a production house and design company which creates eclectic puppet-based visual theatre in Australia and the United States.

This activity is part of the Draw It. Code It. | QUT Summer Holiday Program.

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WHEN

Saturday 6 January

TIME

10:15am, 11:30am, 2:30pm

DURATION

1 hour

AGES

5 – 8 years old recommended (adult supervision required)

COST

FREE
Booking required for child participating in the workshop only. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time, otherwise your place may be given to someone else.

WHERE

QUT Art Museum

Image: Dylan Evans

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