Time Catcher is an exhibition for kids to enjoy and appreciate the best of Melbourne's art. Time Catcher is available at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Australia Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square from now until the 11th of November 2012. This exhibition is available during the gallery's opening hours, from 10am-5pm every day except for Monday. Time Catcher is available at the kids corner, and adult supervision is required. The location of this event is on the ground floor.
Through this exhibition, the Time Catcher has transformed the NGV kids corner at Federation Square into a thrilling time capsule. This exhibition has been set up to help all children up to the ages of eight appreciate art in all its shapes and forms. For instance, a diverse range of the works from the NGV collection are in this space to help children develop an understanding of the world they live in through art. The exhibition is also designed to be just as informative (and perhaps entertaining) for the family members with them.
This exhibition has been set up as an 'amazing race' experience for kids. Melburnians are so into amazing race and orienteering experiences. The idea is for children to have fun and solve the clues. The clues range from contemporary artworks to Egyptian hieroglyphics. This makes sense. Art has and is being captured to explore art through an art timeline. An appreciation of how far art has really come is also meant to be enjoyed.
Art at the Time Catcher exhibition is also meant to be appreciated from showcases that also include Chinese tombs and the clock at Flinders Street train station.
The experience is meant to be interactive and hands on for Melbourne's kids. Art is on show to learn more about our past, present and future, hence the concept of 'time.' Once again, parent and carer supervision is needed and for groups of ten or more people, appointments/bookings must be made in advance.