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Heide Museum of Modern Art’s newest temporary exhibition is Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper, a collection of three decades the Australian abstract artist’s paintings, collages and painted objects.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

The exhibition is very kid-friendly as it’s all about combining shapes and colour into striking compositions and it forms the inspiration for a series of workshops for Heide Art Bubs in the coming months.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

The session started off with ‘storytime’ though it was really an interactive art activity using Herve Tullet’s book ‘Game of Lines’. It’s a cool board book for babies which is all about combining different lines by revealing split pages one by one.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

Then we completed two further activities within the gallery space. The first was a collage of stickers of different shapes and sizes, influenced by the abstract shapes and bright colours on the walls.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

The second activity was using scratch paper and a pointed wooden stick to reveal rainbow patterns underneath. These were then laminated and turned into bookmarks.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

The final art activity was inside the Education Centre and consisted of pasting straws of different colours and lengths to create an abstract piece.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper

Finally kids were then let loose with textas and paper while while we enjoyed our morning tea of  Cafe Vue at Heide babycinos, toasties, fruit and lamingtons.

AND….if you’re after a special event to celebrate Father’s Day Sunday 6 September, join myself and Jo Skladzien as we build ‘The Dad Cave’, a milk bottle igloo featuring a gallery of Dads!

HOT Tips:

  • upcoming sessions have sold out EXCEPT for a new session that’s just been released on Wednesday 12 August. It’s also worth joining the waitlist for sold out sessions;
  • make time to visit the exhibition after the workshop, workshop participants get free entry;
  • enjoy a picnic lunch or sit down meal at Cafe Vue at Heide afterwards.

Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper, Heide Art Bubs, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen +61 3 9850 1500

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Closed Mondays

Exhibition Saturday 27 June – Sunday 25 October 2015

Heide Art Bubs Friday 31 July, Wednesday 12 August, Thursday 13 August, Friday 21 August. Max 20 spaces, bookings essential.

Tickets $22 for adults $18 for members/concession

 

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