Cubby creations to take over Logan Art Gallery
Published: 14 December 2018
Logan Art Gallery’s courtyard will be turned into a giant cubby house this month as part of a special school holiday program.
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said sessions would be held on December 18 and 19 at the gallery as part of the exhibitions currently on display.
Since November 30, the gallery has been home to the exhibitions - Safe Space contemporary sculpture, Lee FullARTon: Sampūrṇatā: completeness and Logan treasures: art, craft and design pop-up store.
“As part of the exhibition program, which runs until January 12, 2019, the gallery is hosting activities for children aged up to 12-years-old,” Cr Swenson said.
“A cubby can be made from anything - a sheet and a couple of chairs, a cardboard box, anything that contains a space and, more importantly, a divide from the outside and reality.”
Paper Town invites children and carers to construct cubbies together using paper and tape.
The simple materials will be attached to a structural framework prepared in the courtyard space.
Paper Town sessions will be held from 10am to 11am, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2pm on December 18.
The sessions are open to children aged from four to 12-years-old and their carers.
As part of Lee FullARTon: Sampūrṇatā: completeness exhibition, rangoli workshops will be held for children over two sessions on December 19.
Session one will be from 10am to noon with a second session at 1pm to 3pm.
Cr Swenson said children would be introduced to the history, culture and traditional practices of the Indian floor art form known as rangoli.
“Through a series of playful activities, children will come to understand the principles of design within rangoli-making using colour, symmetry, repetition and pattern.
“Children will create small circular works to contribute to a large installation within the gallery as well as one to take home.”
These sessions are aimed at children aged from six to 14-years-old.
Adults and older teens are invited to attend a button-hole style bookmaking workshop with artist Sandra Johnson from 10am to 3pm on December 20.
Workshop participants will be able to create a button-hole style book with a collaged calico cover using stitching and glue.
Cr Swenson said in conjunction with the current exhibitions further workshops were also planned for January.
Artist Marta Blaszak will host an acrylic paint pouring demonstration on January 8 from 1pm-3pm.
It will include demonstrations of a variety of techniques such as the dirty, three-ringed and swipe-hammer methods of pouring.
Participants can learn these fascinating processes and how they can apply it to their own work.
Textile artist Mary Barron will host a palm leaf basket weaving session on January 11.
Participants can make a basket using the base of a palm leaf and other natural fibres from 10am to 2pm.
Limited places are available for each workshop so bookings are essential.
Call 3412 5519 or book online at logan.qld.gov.au/galleryevents