viktor and rolf ngv kids

The National Gallery of Victoria’s newest FREE kids exhibition Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is opening tomorrow Friday 21 October to coincide with the main exhibition Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

The exhibition encourages children to explore their creativity through interactive multimedia activities and paper craft and we got a sneak peek today.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

viktor and rolf ngv kids

The entrance is dominated by a glass case displaying the couture wedding dress design by Viktor and Rolf for Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau. The hand-crafted satin dress features 248 georgette silk bows, each symbolising enduring love.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

Then using crepe, paper, raffia and tape, kids can make their own extravagant collars and cuffs inspired the Viktor & Rolf’s bows, collars and ruffles.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

Because the activity requires some manual dexterity and the use of scissors, young children need to be supervised.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

The workspace really does resemble a fashion atelier as the kids get to work pleating, taping and cutting in a cloud of white – the only thing missing is the white lab coats!

viktor and rolf ngv kids

Once the creations are finished kids can enter one of the dioramas and stage their own fashion shoot. There’s a harlequin-themed space, a flower room and a fairytale forest backdrop.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

I think Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is most suitable for children 3+ years if they like craft (unlike Baby 2.0 who is not terribly interested in crafting) or 5+ years generally. It’s not an exhibition that’s great for babies and toddlers as the space is tight (prams have to park outside) and there’s no sensory play.

viktor and rolf ngv kids

To coincide with the exhibition Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids you can buy an activity drawing book which you can fill with your own fashion designs and illustrations and learn about Viktor & Rolf’s vision and fashion collections guided by Viktor & Rolf’s pet dachshund, Little Swan. Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, A Drawing Book for Kids is available for RPP $16.95 at the NGV design store.


HOT Tips:

  • Not suitable for babies or toddlers
  • Suitable for preschoolers (3+ years) who are interested in craft;
  • Not much room for prams inside, will probably have pram parking outside;
  • Head to the NGV Car Wash afterwards for lunch and a run around; and
  • Family Members receive exclusive access to Atelier:Viktor&Rolf for Kids before the Gallery opens to the public at 9am Sat 22 Oct.

Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

21 October 2016 – 26 February 2017

Daily 10-5pm

Free entry

Related posts:

Share this article now!Email this to someonePrint this pageShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on Tumblr