HOT: Play by Narinda Cook, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

Play by Narinda Cook is a new free temporary exhibition in the atrium of Incinerator Gallery Moonee Ponds – and it’s as fun as the name suggests! Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley’s centre for visual arts built inside an original incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin. You can still see the old […]

HOT: Find Me a Castle by Beci Orpin, Lamington Drive, 101a Sackville St, Collingwood

Find Me a Castle is Melbourne designer Beci Orpin’s first foray in children’s literature. It’s a bright and cheery interpretation of the classic look-and-find book, with lots of hidden things to discover on each page. Each double page has a theme – whether it’s a bathroom or the city of the seaside. The rollicking rhymes give […]

HOT: Play Streets, New Street, Kensington

Images via www.thecraftycrow.net, symptoms  www.pinterest.com, dosage  tetejewellers.com, sickness  www.wikihow.com, housology.com Do you remember your childhood, when all the local kids would play on the street from after the school bell until they were called in for dinner? Nowadays kids are more likely to be sitting at home playing on a screen or secluded in their backyards. So […]

HOT: Bunyips and Dragons: Australian Children’s Book Illustrations, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne

Bunyips and Dragons is an exhibition of Australian children’s book illustrations at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and it’s sure to captivate anyone who loves kids books. The collection was donated to the NGV by Albert Ullin OAM, the founder of The Little Bookroom, who formed many relationships with illustrators since he first opened […]

HOT: Sunshine Children’s Garden – closes Monday 13 July

As regular readers will know Sunshine Children’s Garden  was a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I hosted Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. The day was a great success! We had so many happy families come and visit us to transform a vacant shop into a garden playscape […]

Sunshine Children’s Garden – Free Construction Play Event – Saturday 4 July 2015

Sunshine Children’s Garden a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are hosting Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. Sunshine Children’s Garden is inspired by the industrial gardens built for workers of the Sunshine Harvester Works factory in the 1900s. Children aged 3­-12 years are invited to help rebuild […]

HOT: Open House: Tromarama for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Open House: Tromarama for Kids is NGV International’s newest children’s gallery exhibition. Indonesian contemporary art collective Tromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena), have truly built a house of fun! The fantastical space features five fully furnished rooms – a kitchen, dining room, courtyard, bedroom and bathroom. The whole house comes to life and […]

HOT: The Library at the Dock and Buluk Park, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

One of our favourite libraries in Melbourne is The Library at the Dock at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. If ever a library was sexy, this is it. It’s currently hidden amongst a several construction sites – but once you navigate your way through the building and its surroundings are spectacular. On various visits it has never been used to […]

FREE Family-friendly tour of Footscray – with me!

Maribyrnong City Council regularly run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of FREE tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here). New tours are available for booking from today and I will be leading not one, but two tours! With my […]

HOT: Spotlight’s National Craft Month – 28 February to 29 March 2015

Believe it or not, buy I was once an avid crafter. As a child and into my early teens I used to knit, purchase embroider, sale sew, cross-stitch and long-stitch. March is Spotlight’s National Craft Month and I’m going to use it as an opportunity to rediscover my love of craft! Every weekend in March, […]

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