The NGV is the place to be this summer for artistic adventure
A child with a summer of no school and art supplies can be a dangerous thing, especially where the clean walls at home are concerned. But fear not, this summer the NGV is helping to channel all that untapped creative energy with the return of their kids festival.
This free event will see both the NGV International and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia host workshops, performances and interactive installations that will have kids of all ages engaging with the art, and maybe making a few masterpieces of their own.
The theme of the festival is 'make believe', inspired by the NGV's summer program which includes Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds and William Wegman: Being Human. Attendees are encouraged to get their creative side movin’ and shakin’ during the week’s activities.
Magician, author and comedian Nicholas J Johnson will be bringing his performance Deceptology to the NGV stage. This performance is full of illusions and tricks and was inspired by the optical illusions in MC Escher's works.
Families can also explore the NGV collection in a William Wegman style in an interactive quest for four-legged masterpieces. Children will use an activity sheet to uncover artworks featuring dogs and complete fun challenges along the way.
There will also be free screenings of the Pixar film Up, 3D modelling activities, dance parties and so much more. The best part? All the programming is free.
The 2019 NGV Kids Summer Festival will run daily from Saturday, January 5 to Sunday, January 13. Check out the NGV website for all the scheduling.