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Art in action for kids
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Art in Action


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.

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Lots of fun to be had.


Venues include:
Inner Melbourne:
Royal Children's Hospital Parkville

Northern Suburbs
Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery
Campaspe Regional Libraries Echuca Branch
Campaspe Regional Libraries Kyabram Branch
Campaspe Regional Libraries Rochester Branch
Campaspe Regional Libraries Rushworth Branch
Campaspe Regional Libraries Tongala Branch
Darebin Council libraries
Gannawarra Library Service Contact library for dates.
Latrobe Regional Gallery
Lalor Library
Mill Park Library
Shepparton Art Museum
The Warehouse - Clunes
Thomastown Library
Whittlesea Library

North East:
Diamond Valley Library
Arts Space Wodonga
Eltham Library (contact library for dates)
Ivanhoe Library
Rosanna Library
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Watsonia Library

North West:
Central Goldfields Art Gallery Maryborough
Daylesford Library
Mildura Arts Centre
St Albans Library
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Sydenham Library

Eastern Suburbs:
Arts Centre Warburton
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Burrinja Cultural Centre Upwey
East Gippsland Art Gallery
The 'Station Gallery Artspaces' Trafalgar Yarragon
Ferntree Gully Library (Eastern Regional Libraries) Multiple events. Will need to scroll down to find.
Gippsland Art Gallery
Realm (Ringwood Library) (Eastern Regional Libraries)

Southern Suburbs:
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

South East:
Benetas Lovell House Aged Care Home Caulfield
Bunjil Place Gallery Narre Warren
Greater Dandenong
Lighthouse Foundation Richmond
Linden New Art
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery Langwarrin
Monash Children's Hospital Clayton South

South West:
Hamilton Art Gallery Will need to ring to get dates.
Portland Arts Centre
Warrnambool Art Gallery

Western Suburbs:
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Footscray
Creswick Hub - Clunes Library, Creswick Library, Daylesford Library, Trentham Library
Deer Park Library
Melton City Libraries
Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC) Sunshine
Sunshine Library



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Why? Fun for kids and Free
When: January summer holidays
Phone: (02) 8620 2222
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
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