Enjoying the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum family day are (from left) Sophie Slack, Kim Scrimshaw, Isabelle Pearce, Maddie Cook and Rachelle Pearce.
Enjoying the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum family day are (from left) Sophie Slack, Kim Scrimshaw, Isabelle Pearce, Maddie Cook and Rachelle Pearce. Paul Braven GLAFUN

Kids get hands-on at gallery's free family fun day

CHILDREN of all ages enjoyed a free day of hands-on and multimedia activities at the annual Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum 'Kids on Tour' family fun day on Saturday.

The program is part of a Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art regional event.

Sophie Slack, 7, was excited to don her new bandanna yesterday.

She was at the fun day decorating her very own bandanna.

She said she wanted to decorate it in rainbow colours, and used a mixture of stencils and her own drawings.

"I wanted to put my own style on the top to make it a little different," she said.

"I've been having lots of fun (on school holidays) with my best friend Sophie, yesterday we made a diorama," she said.

Volunteering is a way to live life to the fullest for Kim Scrimshaw.

The gallery volunteer said she enjoyed working with children most.

"It's always good to see the kids get really into it, and you never know what it's going to lead to when they're older," she said.

Ms Scrimshaw said some of her favourite events by the art gallery were the Martin Hanson Memorial Awards and the Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange.

"It's just fun. I love to enjoy my life to the fullest," she said.

Isabelle Pearce, 7, described her school holidays so far as "brilliant".

Not only was she having a great time at a family fun day yesterday, but her two beloved dogs, Bella and Jasper had seven puppies on Friday.

"I've been playing with them a lot," she said.

There is plenty going on at the art gallery and museum, according to promotions officer Maddie Cook.

"We love having the kids come in and give them an opportunity to see what other youth from the city are doing."

Rachelle Pearce, 9, had spent plenty of time with her sister during the school holidays.

The sisters, who are two of eight children in the Pearce family, have been playing "school", dolls and with their new puppies.

"My favourite puppy is Milly."



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