Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Spotty, Dotty, Spotty, Dotty, Spotty, Dotty....!!

This is just so fabulous! It's an interactive art installation, at the Queensland Art Gallery, where kids can get involved with creating art in a gallery and watch it come to life and evolve.
 I know two little peeps who'd have loved to join in on this...

{images from Colossal}

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art  {GOMA}

(19 November 2011 – 11 March 2012)
"Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today. When she was a small girl she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings and even her own body. For 40 years she has made paintings, sculptures and photographs using dots to cover surfaces and fill rooms. Kusama calls this process 'obliteration', which means the complete destruction of every trace of something.
This summer the Queensland Art Gallery ǀ Gallery of Modern Art invites children and families to take part in playful works of Yayoi Kusama by participating in The obliteration room, a popular interactive installation first commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery for Kids' APT in 2002".
© Yayoi Kusama / Image courtesy: Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Yayoi Kusama | Flowers that bloom at midnight (detail) 2010 | 

... And I thought what we did with sticky dots was fun!! ... 

Well actually, it was - it's a great simple idea for a non-messy craft for kids (fabulous for taking out to a restaurant for instance!).

All you need is paper, a black texta (Marker pen / felt tip) and a pack of coloured sticky dots,
(I bought mine from my local discount variety store).
1. Draw a large simple shape eg a kite, or a fish perhaps, or maybe an umbrella, (we did, amongst other things, an octopus), then let your little one loose with 'colouring-in' the picture with dots.

The ideal age is probably 3-5. (It worked really well for my 4 year old).

This post has made me fancy some bright, spotty dotty 'Smarties'!! haha!
Off to raid the fridge....


Sally xox


  1. Your little ones would just love that exhibition. I took my two girls to it this holidays and we found it to be a lot of fun and so did I actually;) Your idea is a great one for keeping little ones busy at a restaurant, I'll have to remember this one. Thanks for stopping by and for becoming a new follower too I hope you enjoy my little space. x