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Googi's Place is an integral part of the Gallery's groundbreaking exhibition, 'Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest'. Googi, the mascot for the children's program, is an Indigenous (Jirrbal) word for flying fox; the flying fox is an important part of Indigenous art and performance from Cape York Peninsula.
Some of the popular interactives include: a process-based activity in which children create rubbings of textures from Cape York's natural environment ― from crocodile skin and fish scales, to rainforest leaves and milkwood grain; a spinning game conceived by artist Michael Boiyool Anning where children learn Indigenous words and their meanings; a magnetic bone puzzle that encourages children to construct a crocodile or dingo like the sculptures of Aurukun artist, Craig Koomeeta; and weaving where children create patterns with natural and man-made fibres on a specially designed wall.
Googi's Place also encourages children to discover rock art stories of the Quinkan spirits from far north Queensland, and view original illustrations of these stories by artists Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) and Percy Tresize.