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HOT: Hands On: We Make Carpets For Kids, National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne

HOT: Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is the NGV’s latest exhibition for children. It is part of the NGV Triennial, a massive free contemporary art exhibition spanning three floors of NGV International. 

We Make Carpets NGV

Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (who do not actually make carpets!) has transformed the children’s gallery into walls of large-scale artworks incorporating patterns made with everyday objects. 

We Make Carpets NGV

There are six new artworks and five interactive installations. The space is colourful and interactive and children are invited to make, create, change and rebuild using pool noodles…

We Make Carpets NGV

We Make Carpets NGV

felt pieces…

We Make Carpets NGV

….tangram-style tiles…

We Make Carpets NGV

….and twisted rope.  

We Make Carpets NGV

Just be careful as some of the exhibits (eg the shuttlecocks) are not to be touched so only grab things from the storage units housing all materials.

We Make Carpets NGV

We Make Carpets NGV

When you’re done at Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids check out the other current exhibitions suitable for kids inside the NGV, such as Flower Obsession by Yayoi Kusama and ‘Coming Soon Near You‘ by Einat Amir.

 

HOT Tips:
Suitable for babies and toddlers, though watch that they don’t touch artwork;
There is pram parking outside;
Head to the sculpture garden afterwards for lunch and a run around; and
Have lunch or a snack at the NGV’s Gallery Cafe.

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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