Castle of Tarragindi On Tour Natalya Hughes | ImaginArts

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Children and families can take part in a range of fun art-making activities by contemporary Australian artist Natalya Hughes when ‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ comes to Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Developed in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), ‘The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ invites audiences to create their own digital hybrid creature, decorate and assemble a 3D object, make elaborate patterns using printed paper, and take part in self-portrait drawing activities.

Hughes creates paintings, textiles, sculptures and installations informed by decorative and ornamental traditions. In ‘The Castle of Tarragindi’, the artist has chosen to explore ‘grotesque’ design, a specific tradition of ornament known for its hybridity.

The Castle of Tarragindi on Tour’ features a striking blue and white palette inspired by a grotesque castle interior by French designer, architect, and engraver Jean Bérain (1640–1711). Hughes has also included imagery of things that are important to her in the activity materials – such as the Australian flora and fauna found close to her home in the Brisbane suburb of Tarragindi. As part of the project, visitors will be able to view an introductory video where Hughes shares her thoughts on the inspiration and concepts behind ’The Castle of Tarragindi’.

Exhibition Opening Event
Friday 16 February, 5.30 pm

Gallery Opening Times
Weekdays: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 2 pm 

Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750

Image: Natalya Hughes: The Castle of Tarragindi, Children's Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, September 2023. Photograph: C Callistemon/ copyright QAGOMA 
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