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Children's Art

Paper Bag Puppet Portraits inspired by Quasi

'In my work, I try to be different things. The masks change from moment to moment,' Ronnie van Hout.

Inspired by Quasi the quirky hand/face sculpture perched on City Gallery’s roof by Ronnie Van Hout, children created hand/face puppet portraits. They used brown paper bags turned upside down to place their hands inside, and used the bottom on the bag, for the face. Many children chose to position the mouth of their portrait along the folded edge of the bag, so that it could open up and they could make it talk like a puppet! Children used a combination of collage and drawing to create faces, hair styles, hats, clothes and accessories.

Ronnie van Hout, Quasi, City Gallery Wellington, 2019.

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