Children ready to enjoy Pastello - Draw Act
design studio Mathery: Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli

Pastello – Draw Act

Daily until 31 Aug
Ground Level, NGV International

As part of the NGV commitment to design and children’s programming, Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio have designed a new immersive kids space that broadens our appreciation of the simple act of drawing.

Pastello – Draw Act re-imagines traditional drawing tools and processes.

Children are invited to use their bodies to draw with their heads, feet and of course hands using crayon spheres and other unusual tools. They can be vigorous or considered to make their unique  mark. Don’t expect the usual, do expect an experience that is fun,  encourages experimentation and delights in  gesture and expands understanding of the drawing process.

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Enjoying children's activities in the exhibition Fashion Detective

Come into the Parlour

Until 31 Aug (excl Mondays)
Level 3, NGV Australia

Come into the Parlour is an interactive space for children and families presented as part of the exhibition Fashion Detective.

In Victorian times, a parlour was a room where families gathered to relax, play games and entertain friends. Many games were fun and a few were really silly! There was no time to be bored when you could play a kissing game, guess shapes made from shadow and candlelight or watch grown-ups tweak each other’s noses and make piggy noises!

The games in Come into the Parlour, some old and some new, capture the playful spirit of the Victorian Parlour games. Play them with your family and friends and have fun!

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Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, Romance Was Born, 2013
Photo: Daniel Boud

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids

17 Oct 2014 – 22 Mar 2015

Ground Level, NGV International

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is an interactive exhibition for children specifically designed for the NGV by Sydney-based fashion house Romance Was Born. This contemporary project for kids provides the ideal platform for designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett to share their whimsical and compelling vision with visitors of all ages. The captivating results provide a fantastical, larger than life environment for participation, play and creativity that blends fashion, art, music and design.

The exhibition will feature works from collections past and present and will focus on the trademark collaborations and creative themes that underpin their practice. The project will also draw on the NGV Collection as one of its sources of inspiration.

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