The Kids on Tour program is a series of free art workshops just for kids. Hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria, the tour will bring art, activities, and fun for kids these summer holidays. This year will tally the fifth year for the Kids on Tour Program and they will venture north, east, south, and west to over 50 venues more than likely not far from you.
The National Gallery of Victoria has the vision of making art accessible to all children and families across Victoria. Included in the tour stop offs and for the first time, the program will be presented at an aged care home and various other locations including metropolitan resource centres, public libraries, regional galleries and children's hospital wards.
The workshops and activities are free and include: • Fiona Hall: Who Lives Here? Acclaimed Australian artist, Fiona Hall is widely known for her installations that explore the significance of the natural environment, and her activity invites children to create paper collage animals in their natural habitat. • Fiona Hall: Send a Message Send a Message encourages young people to create an emoji that expresses their thoughts about contemporary issues using signs, symbols, colours, and textures. • Everybody Play This board game challenges participants to a series of trivia questions, drawing activities and impromptu performances as they wind their way around the board to win. • Nonsense NGV Triennial artist Olga Chernysheva shares her favourite drawing game, called 'Nonsense,' which she played as a child growing up in Moscow. Children draw different parts of an animal to create creatures never seen before. • My Contemporary Art Book This activity book introduces children to some of today's leading artists' and designers featured in the NGV Triennial. Young readers can learn about the artist's childhood stories and complete hands-on activities favoured by the artists when they were young. • Everybody Draw Kids and teens are invited to create their portrait masterpiece, drawing portraits of themselves or a loved one to add together to form part of a large-scale collaborative installation with fellow participants.