Looking for some family friendly fun? Look no farther than the humble cardboard box. Hosted at the ArtPlay civic studio, you will find a series of cardboard art structures, created by the first year students from the Department of Architecture at Monash University.
Now cardboard is not generally what you picture when thinking of art or architecture, but this exotic spin on the cardboard box, is sure to enchant the imagination of young and old. The students have bridled their creative flair to create a series of cardboard play spaces that are open for exploration, including 3 pieces just for kids.
You can choose to peruse the seven spaces on exhibit from the 19th of May till the 3rd of June. If you're feeling your own personal spurt of creative energy, why not join the workshop on the 27th of May with artist Kathy Holowko to make your own cardboard castle.
The best part of all, is it's completely free. Worried about all the trees that died to support the cause? Fear not! All the cardboard at the exhibit is a recycled product, and what's more, it will be re-recycled after the event.
No bookings are necessary, but all kids must have adults with them.
Having recently been to this years exhibit, I found it to be just as enchanting as I expected! Even as an adult I was captivated by these giant cardboard cubby houses and I found myself trying to climb into every area I could fit. That is the beauty of this exhibit. It isn't 'untouchable'. In fact kids are expected to play in the areas. A definate don't miss if you have young children! Hurry up! Time is running out! Don't forget... It's free!