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Kids to go dotty this summer with Santos GLNG

5 Dec 2014

Brisbane, get ready to go dotty with the return of a free, fun, interactive artwork loved by kids (and adults) around the world.

Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room once again invites you to adorn the space at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) with more than four million brightly coloured dots.

Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown said Santos GLNG was pleased to continue its 20-year support of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art through the presentation of this hugely popular large-scale installation in Brisbane in time for the summer holidays.

“This unique piece has travelled around the globe and been seen by more than three million people since starting here in Brisbane in 2002 and appearing again in 2012,” Mr Brown said.

“People from across Brisbane and visitors to the city again have the chance to play a part in transforming the all-white space of the gallery by sticking multi-coloured dots on the walls, furniture and even the floor.

“It’s really valuable for kids to be interested and involved in art, and the Children’s Art Centre gives Queensland kids hands-on experience with world-class exhibitions.

“We’re a proudly Australian natural gas company that enjoys sharing the benefits of our operations with communities across the state.

“We’re looking forward to seeing many thousands of Queensland children enjoy this free, fun activity over the coming months.”

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the Gallery welcomed Santos GLNG as the major sponsor of one of its most popular installations for young visitors.

“International demand has seen Kusama’s The obliteration room, developed right here in Queensland in collaboration with our Children’s Art Centre, travel the world. We’re very excited that the support of a long-term sponsor is now allowing us to once again present this interactive artwork to the people of Brisbane and Queensland,” Mr Saines said.

The obliteration room will run in GOMA’s Children’s Art Centre from 6 December 2014 to 19 April 2015. For further information visit www.santosglng.com

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