FREE 7-day NGV Kids Summer Festival returns to the National Gallery of Victoria
You don't really need an excuse to visit the National Gallery of Victoria what with NGV Triennial now in full swing, but if you need another reason to visit Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum with your kids, this is it.
The action-packed 7-day free NGV Kids Summer Festival is back again this January, offering a week of hands-on creative pursuits for children and families to enjoy.
From Indonesian street art workshops to quirky performances from a bird-calling entertainer, a botanical painting workshop at the Ian Potter Centre to collaborative board game playing, it's all happening between 8 - 14 January 2018.
The 2018 NGV Kids Summer Festival will host workshops by Indonesian artist Uji (Hahan) Handoko Eko and local artists, as well as live performances by the dynamic Madame Lark.
NGV Triennial artist Hahan, based in Indonesia, will lead a range of workshops at NGV International. Introducing children to his use of symbols and street art-inspired characters. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the artist and create their own wearable works of art.
Internationally renowned Australian performer, Christine Johnston, will delight all ages as Madame Lark, taking to the stage with her harmonious ‘symphony of ridiculousness’. Performing at NGV International from 11 – 14 January, Madam Lark will encourage children and families to get out of their seats and join in the festivities with music, movement and comedy.
For the first time, the NGV Kids Summer Festival will introduce programs for teenagers, with a botanical painting workshop hosted by Melbourne-based textile designer and illustrator Shelley Steer, at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
From flora through to fauna, visitors will explore the theme of the natural environment learning about a range of lesser-known endangered animals such as the aye-aye, a lemur native to Madagascar during workshops held by Melbourne illustrator and textile designer Shuh Lee.
To see the full list of what's on at NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia go to:
Where: NGV International (St Kilda Road) and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia (Federation Square.)
When: Monday 8 January - Sunday 14 January 2018. 10am – 3pm daily.