HOT: Studio Cats: Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei for Kids, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Studio Cats: Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei for Kids is NGV International’s newest children’s gallery exhibition that’s opening to the public tomorrow Friday 11 December. It is part of the largest display of Andy Warhol’s work to come to Melbourne plus iconic works and five new commissions by Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Cats […]

HOT: Little Art Big Art, Woods Street Arts Space, 44 Woods St, Laverton

Little Art Big Art is a children’s art school in Newport run by primary school art teacher and mum of two Rachael Smart. She also has a monthly residency at Wood Street Arts Space in Laverton where she runs free creative workshops for kids on a Saturday called ‘Art Sauce’. Everyone month at Art Sauce […]

HOT: Post Industrial Design Christmas Windows, 638 Barkly St, West Footscray

Post Industrial Design is a workshop, quirky retail store and cafe run by artist, sculptor and industrial designer Jos van Hulsen and his wife Mary in West Footscray. Last year Jos has created a special Christmas window display in their shopfront and it was so successful that he’s followed it up with another display this year.  […]

HOT: Myer Christmas Windows 2015 – Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

The Christmas windows at Myer are an institution in Melbourne and this year celebrates 60 years of the magical display. In the years that I’ve seen the windows I think this is the best Christmas windows yet – because there is a quintessentially Melbourne feel. The 2015 Myer Christmas Windows are based on the picture book ‘Little […]

HOT: The Upmarket, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art forecourt, 111 Sturt St, Southbank

The Upmarket is Melbourne’s newest design market, held in the forecourt between the Malthouse Theatre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank.  The outdoor market is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, rain hail or shine. Stallholders are picked by a design panel, with a focus on local emerging designers and producers, and […]

HOT: ArtPlay Inside Out, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

ArtPlay’s booked workshops are some of our favourite child-friendly activities in the city but they also have an awesome regular program of drop-in play called ArtPlay Inside Out. ArtPlay Inside Out happens every Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-12:30pm (this season, from 19 April to 4 May) and it’s a free space for families to learn, explore and […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike – Free Book Swapping and Craft Event for Children’s Week

Book Swap Bike is a free pop up book swapping and craft event that I’m hosting at Highpoint Shopping Centre celebrating Children’s Week. From Thursday 22 October to Saturday 24 October 2015, children aged 0­-12 years are invited to bring a pre-­loved book to the Book Swap Bike, a Danish Christiania cargo bike transformed into a miniature mobile library […]

HOT: Monument Park, 21 Newquay Promenade, Docklands

Back in July we participated in the citywide Open House Melbourne and one of our discoveries was Monument Park at Newquay, treatment Docklands. Monument Park is a sculpture park located in the public open space at NewQuay at the intersection of several tall residential/commercial buildings. In 2014 the largest public art project delivered in Docklands […]

HOT: See Make Play, 127 Greville St, Prahran (entrance on Grattan St)

See Make Play is an art space and studio in Prahran which runs children’s and adults art and craft classes. It’s easy to find as it’s next door to the quirky Das Tshirt Automat shop and is called ‘Das Studio’ (which also includes art exhibition space). All of the sessions are casual, booked classes and […]

HOT: Imaginary Architecture and Paper Tape Torch, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Imaginary Architecture is a free temporary exhibition at Artplay by Lara Tumak in collaboration with children at Artplay. A cardboard city has been made with boxes and other recycled materials, check with little peep holes on the side that reveal secret little worlds. At the front desk you grab a torch then use it to light […]

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