Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Andy Warhol | 8 Dec- 30 March | QLD

Andy Warhol United States b.1928 d.1987 Self Portrait No.9 1986
Acrylic and screenprint on canvas 203.5 x 203.7cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the National Gallery Women's Association, Governor, 1987 ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc

Exclusive to Brisbane, Australia’s first major Andy Warhol retrospective brings together more than 300 works spanning all areas of his practice from the 1950s until his death in 1987 — paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, videos and installations.

The Silver Factory: Andy Warhol for Kids
The Gallery has curated a program especially for children to be presented in the Children’s Art Centre spaces in the Gallery of Modern Art for the duration of the ‘Andy Warhol’ exhibition.

‘The Silver Factory: Andy Warhol for Kids’ will feature two rarely seen bodies of work: a selection of works from Warhol’s 1983 exhibition ‘Toy Paintings’, in which he installed paintings of toys at child height over a Fish wallpaper, and a suite of drawings titled, “A Was a Lady Who Went Shopping at Sacks” c.1953.

Children of all ages will enjoy a range of art work-related interactive activities developed by the Gallery and a large-scale 2007 version of Warhol’s Silver Clouds 1966 installation.

‘Photobooth Portraits’
This is an activity inspired by Andy Warhol’s multiple self-portraits and references his lifelong fascination with the human face. Children will be invited to manipulate their own image using colour schemes drawn from Warhol’s famous silkscreen portraits.

‘Warhol’s World’
This activity, designed for children five years and up, features a specially developed computer game which enables children to explore a series of Time Capsules, each focusing on a chapter of Warhol’s life. Constructed as a quiz, the game uncovers interesting facts about the artist’s life, art practice and his diverse roles as a graphic designer, band manager and filmmaker.

‘15 Seconds of Fame’
This activity invites children to appear on the silver screen in the style of Warhol’s Screen Tests from the mid 1960s. Once captured on film, the children’s screen tests will be manipulated to recreate the unique qualities of Warhol’s test reels.

‘At the Factory’
In this activity zone younger children will be inspired by Warhol’s box sculptures. The space will contain an interactive based on Warhol’s renowned Brillo, Heinz, and Campbell’s box sculptures. Children will be encouraged to stack, sort and construct their own installations from the boxes.

‘My Favourite Toy’ and ‘Andy Warhol and the Alphabet’
These drawing activities will encourage children’s interaction with two suites of Warhol drawings featured in ‘The Silver Factory’. Children will be encouraged to view Warhol’s Toy paintings series commissioned in 1983, and then draw their favourite toys. A second drawing activity, inspired by Warhol’s suite of works on paper “A was a lady who went shopping at Sacks” c.1953, will encourage children to create text and drawings inspired by the letters missing from this alphabetical suite of works.

Andy Warhol
8 Dec 07- 30 March 2008
Gallery of Modern Art - QLD
Stanley Place South Bank Queensland
For more details http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/coming_soon/andy_warhol

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