This winter holidays download Sweet and Sour Group’s 4A KIDS Kit ‘Sharing Stories with Sweet and Sour.’ A collective focused on providing a voice for Asian-Australians, the members love creating, collecting and sharing stories to let readers know about different experiences and ways of living. In this 4A KIDS edition, dive headfirst into DIY techniques of folding, binding, and learn how to tell stories through zines!
This 4A KIDS activity was developed by Yvonne Yong and Chin-Jie Melodie Liu from Sweet and Sour Group. The collective were a part of the exhibition program ‘Acute Actions: Responses to I Am Not A Virus,’ an initiative by Diversity Arts Australia supported by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Shireen Taweel is a multimedia installation artist whose work explores her cultural heritage, knowledge and identity.
For 4A KIDS, Shireen shares some of her illustrations for you to colour in!
Freda Chiu is a Sydney-based freelance illustrator and educator at The University of Technology Sydney. She is inspired by her love of children’s picture books, indie comics, horror movies and good stories.
In this 4A KIDS activity, Freda invites you to make characters with her – who will you create?
Nathan Beard is a Perth-based artist who uses various mediums such as photography and sculpture to unpack the influences of his Thai-Australian heritage.
In this 4A KIDS activity, make your fingernails dance with Nathan’s fun tutorial!
Alana Hunt lives on Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia and has spent lots of time in South Asia, and more specifically Kashmir. These places shape her artworks and relationships.
For 4A Kids, Alana wants you to make your own special find-a-word.
Leyla Stevens is an Australian-Balinese artist and researcher who makes artworks with moving images and photos.
For 4A Kids, Leyla is sharing the language of Semaphore with you!
Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist who makes paintings, sculptures and more. Based in Sydney, Louise is interested in movies, Chinese mythology, animals and plants – and gross stuff.
For 4A Kids, Louise has drawn a very special koi colouring-in page – with hidden symbols to find….
Amy Ge is an illustrator and graphic designer who draws a lot of fish in her spare time.
For 4A KIDS, Amy shares how you can use stencils to make a marine-themed scene.
Marikit Santiago is an artist who lives in Western Sydney, where she makes artworks that investigate culture and her own Filipino background and Australian nationality.
For 4A KIDS, Marikit makes an appropriation artwork with us – perfect for this time of isolation!
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is an artist who lives in Western Australia and makes artworks that feature animals and memories, often carved out of wood.
For 4A KIDS, Abdul-Rahman shares info about some of the many animals he likes – and you can colour his artworks in!
Ida Lawrence is a visual artist who weaves stories through her art and education projects.
For 4A KIDS, Ida guides us through making an ‘almost’ batik artwork and remembers a great holiday!
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan is a vocalist, producer and multi-disciplinary artist, who makes songs, performances,
artworks and research projects.
For 4A KIDS, Rainbow investigates a special word – and makes character shapes in clay!