HOT: The obliteration room and Journey to Fantastic Lands, Children’s Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Stanley Place, Southbank, Brisbane

One of the most interesting activities we did during our recent trip to Queensland was to visit Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. GOMA’s Children’s Art Centre has a rotating series of free family-friendly activities and exhibitions throughout the year. For the next few months they have welcomed the return of Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’ […]

HOT: Heide Art Bubs with The Yellow Dance Spot, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

The last sessions of Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art for 2014 are with creative dance school The Yellow Dance Spot. Lady AB and I attended a workshop last week and the last two sessions are Friday 12 December and Friday 19 December).

HOT: Emily Floyd: The Dawn, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square

Emily Floyd: The Dawn is an exhibition of the work of Melbourne artist Emily Floyd and it’s the newest children’s installation in NGV Australia at Federation Square. The enormous circular sculpture bookcases of ‘The Dawn’ and the colourful stylised blocks comprising ‘Workshop’ sit on the ground floor entrance of the gallery and they are a striking introduction […]

HOT: Paris to Provence Festival 2014, Como House & Garden, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra

Melbourne’s French Festival Paris to Provence is back at the National Trust’s Como House Friday 21 November to Sunday 23 November 2014. The French artisan market is a great outing for the family, with stalls, music, food and roving entertainment. Every year there are some familiar faces like La Parisienne Pates and new businesses to […]

HOT: Surprise!, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Getting toddlers under two years to follow instructions and focus on a single task is a challenge. But artist Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool has done a wonderful job with her sensory play workshop Surprise! at ArtPlay. The workshop is all about playing and experimenting with dots, find mind spots and circles – a shape that’s […]

HOT: Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born For Kids is the newest Children’s Gallery commission at the National Gallery of Victoria. Fashion designers Romance Was Born have turned the gallery space into a crazy kaleidoscope of colour which typifies the work of fashion mavericks Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. An array of colourful sequins frames the entrance […]

HOT: Gunter Christmann: Now and Then. Heide Art Bubs, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

After a long break we’ve finally made it back to Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen. The twenty spots for these monthly creative and educational art sessions for 0-5 years get snapped up really quickly so it’s only been now we’ve been able to secure a ticket. October’s Heide Art […]

HOT: Golden Mirror Carousel by Carsten Höller, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

One of the free, capsule experiential and sculptural works being presented at Melbourne Festival 2014 is the Golden Mirror Carousel by Belgian artist Carsten Höller. A shiny gilt old-fashioned swing carousel has taken up residence in the entrance space (Federation Court) of NGV International. It’s a beautiful object and upon seeing it for the first […]

HOT: Habitots, 146 Bridport St, Albert Park

Updated September 2016 Earlier this year online children’s store Habitots opened a pop up store in Albert Park and it must have been successful enough for them to expand to a full-blown permanent store just down the road at 146 Bridport Street. And the new Habitots store is a beauty! We could have spent hours […]

HOT: Apples and Jam, 217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne

Apples and Jam is a lovely creative, craft and party space inside a historic building in South Melbourne. We visit Apples and Jam for their September school holiday program, a morning high tea for Lady AB ($20). Apples and Jam are up a set of stairs so we just leave our pram at the bottom of the […]

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