This year the festival’s activities are inspired by the massive NGV Triennial exhibition covering all three levels of the NGV, plus the human body and all the ways that everybody can play, move and make.
Baby 2.0’s favourite activities are ‘Everybody Draw Nonsense’ where you can create your own nonsense creature…
….’Everybody Play’ where families can play a board game with an activity/instruction booklet. Note the game is best played with 2+ people as it requires two teams, plus it helps a lot if at least one team member can read the instructions.
Other activities more suitable for little kids include making wearable art with NGV Triennial artist Hahan. He is also doing live drawing and the artwork is exhibited in the Great Hall.
Kids can also make their own stand-up ‘aye-aye’, an endangered furry animal.
Check out the full program at ngv.vic.gov.au plus of course don’t forget the current exhibitions suitable for kids inside the NGV, such as We Make Carpets in the Children’s Gallery, Flower Obsession by Yayoi Kusama and ‘Coming Soon Near You‘ by Einat Amir.
- all of the sessions are free and drop-in;
- 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;
- Also check out other child-friendly exhibits within the NGV Triennial such as We Make Carpets in the Children’s Gallery, Flower Obsession by Yayoi Kusama and ‘Coming Soon Near You‘ by Einat Amir.
- The sculpture garden is a great spot for lunch;
- While you’re at NGV also check out:
NGV Kids Summer Festival 2018, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Monday 8 Jan – Sun 14 Jan
Activities 10-3pm generally, gallery open 10-5pm daily
Free, no bookings