Yesterday we went into GoMA and it was such a beautiful day. Ava was dressed and ready by 6am. She gets very anxious about what is happening each day (as she is worried about going to school and doesn't understand the concept of holidays), so trying to keep her occupied and happy for the next two hours was a challenge, but we did make it in (happily) and we started with breakfast at the Cafe, which was delicious.
APT7 has started and there are so many fun things for kids to do. We started in the Richard Mallory Yellow or Blue? 2012 instillation. There are two sides - one is yellow and the other is blue and you create a costume out of blue or yellow cardboard. You then stand on either side for a photo where you will either blend into the background (blue in our case) or stand out (on the yellow side, but we apparently don't like yellow - hence no photo). You are not able to take the costume home, so we quickly rushed Ava through as we knew it would result in a meltdown if she couldn't keep it. While Ash was having fun with Ava in a different section, I played with Piper and Felix. Piper told me what she wanted and I cut it out. She went for a heart with fairy wings and a crown. She looked beautiful.
We then learnt about Kazakhstan in the Erbossyn Meldibekov interactive photography exhibit, Family Album: From Queensland to Kazahstan 2012. In here, you can choose a background and then have your photograph taken as a virtual tourist. It was a lot of fun and I've download a copy of the map, so I can try and teach the girls a little about the world.
There are so many fun things to do, including walking through a light tunnel by Tromarama, to watch a fun stop-go animation called Wattt?!