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Kids go wild for Te Papa’s monster exhibitions

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Two monstrous new art exhibitions for kids and teens open in Toi Art at Te Papa More than 80 kids created a wild rumpus at a special preview of Te Papa’s new art exhibitions for kids and teens on Friday. The exhibitions, Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters and Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark, opened to the public at on

Saturday on Level 4 of Te Papa. Eight-year-olds Abby Dixon and Orna van Eyssen, from Kilbirnie School, said the exhibitions were fun to play in, and they loved creating their own monsters and finding the secret fairy doors. “I’m a kid with a big imagination, and I think other kids would enjoy this,” says

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Orna. “It’s a good place to explore, monsters are really cool.” From scaly sea monsters, shiny dinosaurs, and ghastly goblins, to the dark brooding misfits of Tony Fomison’s paintings, the two new art exhibitions explore the creatures lurking in the shadows. Created with the help of local school kids, Te Papa’s first art exhibitions made especially for younger audiences are: Curious Creatures 10977150AA & Marvellous Monsters - An interactive romp for kids and their adults through weird

Eight-year-olds Abby Dixon and PROOF TIME Orna van Eyssen, LAST RUN: from Kilbirnie School, check SIZE: out a fairy door at the Curious Creatures and Marvellous Monsters exhibition. PHOTO: Supplied

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and wonderful creatures that have captured artists’ imaginations and inspired fantastical artworks. Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark – For young adults, Fomison’s dark and moody works focus on misfits, monsters and deformed figures on the fringes of society, in an exhibition co-created with local teenagers to explore how his work unpacks ideas of belonging. Both exhibitions are open until early November 2018, giving young people just over two months to check them out.

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