Contemporary Kids x Fambo

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Time Out says

This arts festival for queer families is returning as part of Sydney Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Fambo – a kid-friendly festival featuring live vogueing, drag performances, creative workshops and storytelling – had its first outing in 2018, and is returning to collaborate with the MCA during Sydney Festival. The 2020 edition will encourage LGTBQIA families with kids and carers of all abilities to take part in a diverse five-day program at the gallery.

There’ll be impressive art installations and performances to marvel at during the school holidays event, but the drop-in workshops will undoubtedly be a highlight. They’re being run by local queer creatives, are open to kids and their accompanying adults, and are included in the entry ticket price.

You and the little’uns can be tutored in the art of voguing by multi-disciplinary artist and mother of the House of Slé, Bhenji Ra; create watercolour characters with Colombian-born, Sydney-based artists Claudia Nicholson; weave together rainbow macramé with textile artists Nicole Barakat; dress-up in Liam Benson’s wild wearables; and make cooking a family-friendly spectacle with Radha La Bia (aka Singaporean-Australian performer Shahmen Suku).

Art educators who are fluent in Auslan will be present throughout the festival, which is suitable for kids aged around 4-12 (but families at all stages are welcome, and kids under 12 months can join in the fun for free). You can purchase individual tickets or a $20 family pass for bigger broods. 

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