NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

From Monday 16 January to Australia Day Thursday 26 January the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International) and Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square (NGV Australia) are hosting its annual NGV Kids Summer Festival with 11 days of FREE events for families.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

This year the festival’s activities are inspired by David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists and the artists’ shared love of dogs.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

You can design your own paper dog with illustrator Alice Oehr….

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

….and then take your dog for a walk in Alice’s dog park…

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

… make magical masks with Kitiya Palaskas..

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

…watch sausages become sausage dogs with Soft Stories adorable installation ‘A Matter of Factory’…

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

…plus participate in kids yoga, magician performances and other creative workshops with local artists.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

On Australia Day make sure you have a front row seat for the dachshund fashion parade!

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

Check out the full program at ngv.vic.gov.au plus of course don’t forget the current exhibitions suitable for kids – the NGV Car Wash and Atelier: Viktor & Rolf for Kids.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017


HOT Tips:

  • all of the sessions are free and drop-in, so get there right at the start at 10am or close to 3pm when it finishes (gallery closes at 5pm). It gets really, really busy;
  • not all workshops are available every day. If there’s a specific workshop/performance you want to attend check the calendar and double-check at which gallery it’s being held;
  • Also check out Atelier: Viktor & Rolf for Kids and the NGV Car Wash. The sculpture garden is a great spot for lunch;
  • While you’re at NGV also check out:

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017, NGV International and NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd and Federation Square, Melbourne

Monday 16 Jan – Thursday 26 Jan 10am-3pm

Gallery open 10-5pm daily

Free, no bookings

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