Is it a huge shoe made of licorice allsorts or a guide dog testing device? Kids are encouraged to make up their own crazy names for some really fascinating contraptions such as a 1920s Broom making machine - you will be amazed at how creative they can be.
Licorice Tower in State Library of Qld's foyer - follow the iconic allsorts to The Parlour
Award winning children's author and illustrator, Shaun Tan has let his imagination run wild, labeling the oddities which he found hiding in the Powerhouse Museum's vault. The Odditoreum Exhibition is travelling around Australia, and many children have already contributed their whacky labels to the iconic cultural paraphernalia on display. Part history lesson, part free association game, there is a lot of fun to be had in this little room overlooking the Brisbane River.
The Odditoreum Exhibition has inspired quite a program of events:
The Odda-Tour-eum: Grab some headphones and follow this 30 minute tour of the State Library's bizarre collection. Performed by Griffith University final year applied theatre students, there are bound to be many surprises here for all children aged 5-8.
Tues 12 - Sun 17 June. Every half hour from 10.15am - 2.15pm. Meet at State Library's info desk.