We Make Carpets NGV

Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is the NGV’s latest exhibition for children. It is part of the NGV Triennial, a massive free contemporary art exhibition spanning three floors of NGV International. 

We Make Carpets NGV

Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (who do not actually make carpets!) has transformed the children’s gallery into walls of large-scale artworks incorporating patterns made with everyday objects. 

We Make Carpets NGV

There are six new artworks and five interactive installations. The space is colourful and interactive and children are invited to make, create, change and rebuild using pool noodles…

We Make Carpets NGV

We Make Carpets NGV

felt pieces…

We Make Carpets NGV

….tangram-style tiles…

We Make Carpets NGV

….and twisted rope.  

We Make Carpets NGV

Just be careful as some of the exhibits (eg the shuttlecocks) are not to be touched so only grab things from the storage units housing all materials.

We Make Carpets NGV

We Make Carpets NGV

When you’re done at Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids check out the other current exhibitions suitable for kids inside the NGV, such as Flower Obsession by Yayoi Kusama and ‘Coming Soon Near You‘ by Einat Amir.

 


HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for babies and toddlers, though watch that they don’t touch artwork;
  • There is pram parking outside;
  • Head to the sculpture garden afterwards for lunch and a run around; and
  • Have lunch or a snack at the NGV’s Gallery Cafe.

Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 03 8662 1555

Friday 15 December – 15 April 2018

Daily 10-5pm

Free entry

 

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