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HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019, Melbourne

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019, Melbourne

 The popular NGV Kids Summer Festival is back with a packed schedule of entirely FREE events for families from Saturday 5 January to Sunday 13 January 2019 at the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International).

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019

This year the festival’s theme is ‘Make Believe’. It is also the title of the excellent children’s publication ‘Make Believe: M.C. Escher for Kids‘ that accompanies the NGV’s temporary exhibition Escher x nendo: Between Two Worlds (and get a discount price ticket here).

Every day there is a different special activity, from movie screenings to dance parties to magic shows. There are even special artist-led workshops just for teens.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019

From 10am-3pm the Great Hall is the location of two drop-in activities. The kids have a great time left alone to dress up their dogs using collage materials and glue, while the folding of the tetrahedron requires some adult supervision.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019

Check out the full program at ngv.vic.gov.au. Make sure you save some time to visit the free Julian Opie exhibition along with the Julian Opie: Studio for Kids interactive activities inside the children’s gallery.

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2019

HOT Tips:

  • all of the sessions are free and drop-in;
  • Get there right at the start at 10am or close to 3pm when it finishes (gallery closes at 5pm). It gets really, really busy;
  • not all workshops are available every day. If there’s a specific workshop/performance you want to attend check the calendar;
  • Also check out other child-friendly exhibits within the NGV –  the free Julian Opie exhibition along with the Julian Opie: Studio for Kids interactive activities inside the children’s gallery or the paid Escher x nendo: Between Two Worlds exhibition;
  • The sculpture garden is a great spot for lunch;
  • While you’re at NGV also check out:

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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