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, 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 21 July to Sunday 30 July 2017.    I have taken Lady AB to […]

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 […]

HOT: Imaginary Pets with Helen Kocis, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Imaginary Pets is a fun drawing and making workshop for 5-8 year olds with Melbourne visual artist Helen Kocis at Artplay. Lady AB thoroughly enjoyed the 1.5 hour session and our imaginary pet ‘Judy’ is now firmly installed in her bedroom and I’m told, never to be discarded or dismantled! The session starts with a […]

HOT: Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Book Fair is back at NGV International for the second year after a very successful event in 2015 when 16,000 people attended. Melbourne Art Book Fair is a free event featuring book launches, talks and performances and while it’s an event that’s more geared towards adults than children, there are some child-friendly aspects to the event […]

HOT: Arty Tales, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

The Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds hold an early learning program called ‘Arty Tales’ and it’s a fantastic morning activity for preschoolers at a very affordable price. For a mere $5.50 per child kids 3-5 years and their carers can enjoy a 1.5 hour session of storytelling and songs, a simple but tempting morning tea and […]

HOT: The Fictional Factory exhibition, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Artplay’s latest temporary exhibition is The Fictional Factory by artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles from Soft Stories. It’s whimsical fun for young and old and follows on from their work together in Matter of Factory and Owl Know How. The ‘Factory or Fiction’ workshops that helped to create this fantastical work have probably been some […]

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