Gallery gives green light to new Kids With Traffic Cones activity

Date published: 18 December 2020

Kids can grab a hard hat, pop on a high visibility jacket and try their hand at controlling traffic inside Perc Tucker Regional Gallery these school holidays.

The Kids With Traffic Cones activity was inspired by Andrea Huelin’s exhibition Men and Cones and is running on the ground floor of the gallery.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said the activity was an interactive way to get kids involved in art.

“It’s great to be able to offer a fun activity for children who are coming into Perc Tucker and looking at our exhibitions,” Cr Greaney said.

“Having hands-on activities helps kids think more about what the art pieces mean while also having fun, which helps develop a lifelong love of art.”

Cr Greaney said Men and Cones was an exhibition that would be a hit with kids.

“As a mum of boys, I know how exciting construction can be to little ones,” she said.

“This exhibition is fun and colourful and shines a light on the roadside workers who help keep our roads operating across North Queensland. This is definitely one to bring the kids along to.”

Men and Cones is running alongside two more exhibitions, Life Lines and All The Single Ladies, until February 7 next year.

Kids With Traffic Cones will run until February 7.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery closes for a holiday break on Christmas Day and reopens on January 5 at 10am.