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The Art Gallery of NSW has launched an art project for kids to tackle at home

Get creative with any materials you have on hand.

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Divya Venkataraman
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Is your little one an artistic genius just waiting to be discovered? Maybe they've exhausted all the options of potential creatures that can be made out of pipe-cleaners and toilet rolls? Well, here's your chance to redirect all that pent-up energy into a new, creative project. 

As part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' online program of activities and workshops, Together in Art, Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton is running a project about the inner lives of primary school-aged children. She's published a call-out for their artwork – made out of any material, whatever you have on hand – which explores their inner world. It can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, made from paint on canvas or scavenged objects. AGNSW will pick out some of the submitted artworks to display online from May 18. Dr Norman Swan is a fan, too. 

If your child is aged between 5 – 12, give them the rundown and take a full-colour photograph of the finished product. It's a great way to keep wandering hands and minds occupied. Check out the list of requirements here. They've got until April 30 to submit – so arm them with some paintbrushes and get creating. 


Want more crafty goodness? Check out these online workshops from local Sydney makers

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