HOT: Toddl’Art kids art classes, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

So many parents spend time wishing they were the creative kind – the kind that sees Mister Maker as a kindred spirit rather than a smarty pants. The truth is, it takes time and effort and not a small amount of talent to be constantly creative. If you’re challenged in any of those areas, you’re […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 for Families

The Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 34th year between 15 September – 2 October 2016 with a special focus on children and family programming. Here are some of the highlights of the family programming, filled with fun and imaginative experience for babies right up to teens. Kids Club Melbourne Fringe presents its first ever […]

HOT: Space Shapes, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

HOT: Mixing Lab, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Mixing Lab is a fun and messy art workshop for 2-5 year olds with art teacher Emma Barnes at Artplay. It’s all about experimenting with colour using household materials, water and food dye! The session starts with a reading of Herve Tullet    ‘Mixing It Up’, a fantastic interactive picture book all about mixing paints. It […]

HOT: States of Blue: West Projections Festival 2016

West Projections Festival 2016 is a free projection festival which returning for the third year in a row to light up Footscray’s streets. From Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 of September 2016, be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces in the streets of Footscray. States of Blue: West Projections Festival will illuminate creative spaces, […]

HOT: Sitelines: Natasha Johns-Messenger, Heide Art Bubs, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

The winter season of Heide Museum of Modern Art’s program for babies and toddlers, Heide Art Bubs, is exploring their current temporary exhibition Sitelines: Natasha Johns-Messenger. These popular programs are offered twice a month and are fun and interactive, with the added bonus of a delicious morning tea of toasties and fruit from Café Vue Heide. […]

HOT: Shimmer: The Exhibition, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Shimmer: The Exhibition is the latest temporary installation in Artplay’s exhibition space and it explores the interplay of shadow and light. In a previous workshop children worked with visual artist, Louisa Ennis-Thomas to make flower garlands and sculptural forms using plastic bottles, pipe cleaners and other craft materials. All of these works are now installed […]

HOT: Gertrude Street Projection Festival 15 July – 24 July 2016, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Gertrude Street Projection Festival is an annual free light, sound and art exhibition celebrating winter on one of Melbourne’s most vibrant streets. Shop fronts, laneways, windows and footpaths light up for a self-guided walking tour of Fitzroy and Collingwood from Friday 15 July to Sunday 24 July.    I first took Lady AB to Gertrude […]

HOT: Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is NGV’s latest children’s gallery exhibition and the colourful, hands-on installation is guaranteed to make you hungry! Catalan designer Martí Guixé is known as the ‘father of food design’ and Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids is his first major Australian exhibition. The children’s gallery has been […]

HOT: Touch and Go, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Music and masking tape combine to create magic in Touch and Go, a performance experience designed for two-year-old children. The concept is simple – three performers use their bodies, voices, instruments and rolls of masking tape to create a performance piece that is as absorbing for adults as children. The reality is more complex and […]

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