Sunday, February 19, 2012

W is for Web

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane may well be a long way from the Far North, but discovering many of the art works is just a click away.
Head to the Children’s Art Centre on the QAG website and you’ll find lots of information about current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as a games section – and this is where the fun starts!
Kids can learn about Andy Warhol while playing an amusing guessing game; draw like Matisse; laugh at the surrealist newspaper articles; and fill a room with coloured dots just like artist Yayoi Kusama.
But the best interractive game is Pip & Pop’s We Miss You Magic Land!
In the GOMA gallery, this is a series of large scale fantasy worlds created from intricate layers of fluorescent-coloured sugar.
Audiences encounter a magical forest filled with strange flowers, vines, mushrooms and animals; a cosmic universe condensed into a darkened room with twinkly stars; and a volcanic lake with crystals and pools (pictured above).
It is truly magical, and best of all, it is also on the web. The online game is so enchanting, I found myself playing for ages, delighting in all the little details.
If you have little girls in your house, they will absolutely love it!


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