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If you haven't taken the opportunity to rug up and chassé over to the National Gallery of Victoria this winter yet, now is your opportunity to do so.

Degas: A New Vision


The NGV opened Degas: A New Vision in June for this year's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces.

Degas: A New Vision - World Premiere at NGV

Edgar Degas was an artist famed for his portrayals of modern life in the 1800s. His works include painted Paris’ dance halls and cabarets, cafés, racetracks, opera and ballet stages.

Some of Degas’ most famous masterworks are presented including the bronze sculpture The little fourteen-year-old dancer, 1879–81, and In a café (The Absinthe drinker), c. 1875–76. World-renowned paintings, never-before-seen in Australia, are also exhibited such as the celebrated ballet paintings The rehearsal, c. 1874, and Finishing the arabesque, 1877, and Degas’ monumental portrait The Bellelli family, 1867.

Degas: A New Vision opened as a world premiere right here at the NGV in Melbourne. The exhibition displaying the largest collection of Degas' works to come to Australia, travelling from 65 lenders in more than 40 cities from all over the world.

NGV: Degas A New Vision for Kids

Is Degas; A New Vision suitable for children? Absolutely, although school-age children would probably get the most out of the exhibition.

The exhibition is presented in a traditional way that evokes quiet reflection. That's not to say children must be 'seen and not heard', more-so take in the artwork rather than run amok. Many school groups walk through the exhibtion, which is enough to suggest children are most welcome!

There are opportunities presented to children to take in the works through the eyes of a youngster. Key artworks are presented with separate thought-provoking descriptions for kids, alongside adult write-ups.

Degas: An Art Book For Kids

The NGV presents at art book for kids to coincide with the winter masterpiece exhibition.

Degas: An Art Book For Kids


Degas: An Art Book for Kids is a lively and fun book guided by two illustrated characters, Snail and Pigeon. The publication invites your children to discover the artist Edgar Degas, and explore the districts of Paris where he grew up, lived and sourced inspiration.

For only $15, this book is the perfect souvenir for your children to enjoy either before or after a visit to Degas: A New Vision at the NGV.

Read more HERE

Don't forget to stop by the Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids so your children can enjoy a little play time before you go home.

NGV: Degas A New Vision Ticket and Degas: An Art Book For Kids GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Degas A New Vision, we present you with an opportunity to win a Family Pass (2 x Adults and 3 x Children) for your family to visit the NGV exhibition, as well as a copy of Degas: An Art Book for Kids courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria.

To enter, simply send us a message with your name to kidtownmelbourne@gmail.com with DEGAS as the title of your email.

We will contact the lucky winner on Friday 12 August, 2016.

Visit Degas: A New Vision
Where: NGV International, Ground Level
When: 24 Jun 16 – 18 Sep 16. Open 10am–5pm
Website: HERE

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