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Tuesday 07 December 2021
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Rare & Wild

About the project

Magnetic Island artist Karen Williams’ Rare & Wild project presents a fun and engaging activity aimed at children 3-11 years old. In this activity and template kit, Karen helps children to discover and get to know some of Townsville and North Queensland’s rare and endangered wildlife while creating fun cardboard characters. Children can choose to make 3D standing figures, articulated animals with moving limbs or a mobile of all the animals, or just have fun colouring. Download the instructions and print the templates as A4 pages, gather cardboard and materials you have at home, then finish off your animals with collage, colour or paint. 

Adult supervision is recommended as scissors are required. Feel free to swap out some of the materials if you don’t have them, and experiment with what you already have at home. 

Rare & Wild was also available for children as a free activity at Umbrella in late 2020 - see the amazing creations below!

Commissioned by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts through Creative Kids, this project received generous support from the Regional Arts Development Fund. RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Townsville City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Creative Kids is Umbrella’s program for children aged 3-11 years old. It encourages children to let their imaginations run wild and to experiment with a range of materials and techniques.

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Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Acknowlegements

Umbrella acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.