HOT: Party Pinatas with Kitiya Palaskas, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014, Highpoint Shopping Centre, 200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

HOT: Heide Art Bubs, Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen

Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen is one of my favourite outings with preschool kids in Melbourne. It’s educational, fun, creative, interactive – and delicious! Our latest Heide Art Bubs visit was a craft session inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition ‘Future Primitive‘. Future Primitive brings together works by 19 artists from […]

HOT: Melbourne Now, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne

Melbourne Now is National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition celebrating the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice of creative Melbourne. It spans both NGV International and NGV Australia and you’ll need lots of time to visit both. Melbourne Now children’s projects have been developed in collaboration with artists and designers to introduce kids to the ideas of […]

HOT: Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane

   When we visit Brisbane we always visit GOMA – the Gallery of Modern Art – which I consider to be one of the must-do attractions in Brisbane, with or without kids. Their latest special exhibition is Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth. The exhibition requires an entry fee and only three large rooms, but they are very […]

HOT: Brickvention 2014, Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

As a 30-something female I am probably not the main target market for Lego. But I think if you’ve had a Lego-filled childhood then the appeal of these little plastic bricks outlasts your school years. I kept my plastic crate of Lego despite moving interstate, overseas and in and out of many share houses and now my own kids enjoy playing […]

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids

Happy Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year is a special time for our family because we’re half Chinese :) Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for firecrackers, lion dances and lots of yummy food! Here’s a list of CNY festivals in Melbourne in date order which are […]

HOT: Melbourne Now, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

   If you haven’t heard of or visited Melbourne Now yet, get out from under your rock! The National Gallery of Victoria’s most ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition which celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice of creative Melbourne. While there are lot of interesting exhibits which will capture the attention and imagination of young […]

HOT: Light Play, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr

Regular blog readers will know that we’re frequent visitors to ArtPlay. What you may not know is that in addition to the paid workshops and shows they put on there is usually a rotation of free exhibits. Light Play, which is exhibiting from 8 January to 30 March, is one of the best ones we’ve […]

HOT: Sounds out there, sounds in here…by Nigel Brown and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Did you know that sound is an unborn baby’s major source of stimulation, and after the sixth month sound becomes a baby’s major information channel. By the end of the second trimester, an unborn baby can hear. As part of Melbourne Music Week sound artists  Nigel Brown and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang explored the way babies could […]

HOT: Action Painting by Hayley Rivers, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Every kid I know loves to draw and paint. Even better when you can get messy doing it! Action Painting was a fun-filled session at ArtPlay where artist Hayley Rivers guided a bunch of over-excited paint-smocked kids and laughing parents to explore some unusual ways of painting. Pendulums of dripping paint bottles were set up […]

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