Art tour for kids lands at Gladstone gallery

THE transformative and immersive qualities of camouflage and kaleidoscopes will be explored when Kids on Tour: Patterns Bandits visits Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday, April 11, from 10am-1pm.

Pattern Bandits is the latest Kids on Tour program from the Queensland Art Gallery.

The tour is based on an exhibition last year at the Gallery of Modern Art, created by Los Angeles-based Australian artist Jemima Wyman in collaboration with the Children's Art Centre.

"Pattern Bandits looks at how patterns are used as a marker of personal and group identity, while referring to the psychological, political and historical associations they can carry," Gallery of Modern Art director Chris Saines said.

The Kids on Tour: Pattern Bandits program features activities developed especially for children and families by the artist, enabling regional communities to enjoy key elements of the original exhibition at their local venue.