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Children seated around a table with some adults, doing art activities with a blue and white wallpaper backround. They are at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Children's exhibition of 'Natalya Hughes: The Castle of Tarragindi. Art education for kids.

The Children’s Art Centre at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane is one of Australia’s leaders in creating beautiful and educational art spaces for kids, inspiring other galleries to do the same with their new builds.

The current children’s exhibition, Natalya Hughes – The Castle of Tarragindi is showing at GOMA until 14 July 2024 and then travels regional Queensland from January to October 2024. It looks stunning: a fantastical project where Australian artist Natalya Hughes brings to life her vision for a castle interior that has its roots in both Turin, Italy and the Brisbane suburb of Tarragindi. Featuring a striking blue and white colour palette, and referencing grotesque imagery in the style of French designer Jean Bérain, combined with Australian flora and fauna, Hughes creates paintings, textiles, sculptures and installations informed by decorative and ornamental traditions.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk