Let the kids imaginations run wild this summer holidays
The 2017 NGV Kids Summer Festival celebrates all things fun at NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre. This free festival includes events for all ages.
Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit of Soft Stories will be celebrating David Hockney and Viktor & Rolf’s shared love of dogs, by guiding kids through a workshop on dog inspired paper creations. Illustrator Alice Oehr will show kids how to design vibrant and colourful three dimensional paper dogs, which will then be displayed at the ‘dog park’ in the Great Hall. And make sure to catch a workshop with artist Kitiya Palaskas, who will be making colourful masks with kids in a series of hands-on classes.
On Australia Day, visit the festival for Doggy Day, where a parade of dashing dachshunds will through the Great Hall in reference to Viktor and Rolf's beloved sausage dog Little Swan. Doggy Day festivities will also include art-making workshops, and performances by Luke the Magician, a member of the new magic sensation Gentlemen of Deceit.
In the NGV Garden, children will be able to join drop-in dance sessions with Yellow Dance Spot and stretch out with kids yoga classes run by Yoga Sparks. There's so much to do for kids of all stripes!