EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS


New exhibitions created especially for children and families will feature at both NGV galleries this summer. Visit NGV International to see Express yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids (open now) and NGV Australia to enjoy Emily Floyd’s The Dawn for Kids (coming soon).

Luke Sales & Anna Plunkett from Sydney-based fashion hour Romance Was Born
Luke Sales & Anna Plunkett from Sydney-based fashion hour Romance Was Born

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids


17 Oct 2014 – 22 Mar 2015
(Closed Tuesdays from Tue 10 Feb)

What happens when fashion and creativity come together? Find out at Express yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, an NGVforKIDS project by Sydney-based fashion designers Romance Was Born.

Children and their families can explore this vibrantly designed interactive exhibition featuring spectacular displays of art works, fashion and other surprises. Children will be inspired to express themselves as they make accessories and drawings inspired by the world of Romance Was Born, and be immersed in specially developed multimedia environments.

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Cost Free
Venue Exhibition space, Ground Level, NGV International

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Prototype of block letters for Emily Floyd and Mary Featherstonâs special project as part of The Dawn for Kids
Prototype of block letters for Emily Floyd and Mary Featherston’s special project as part of The Dawn for Kids

Emily Floyd: The Dawn for Kids


Fri 21 Nov 2014 – Sun 1 Mar 2015, 10am–5pm (Closed Mondays)

In conjunction with the major survey exhibition The Dawn, artist Emily Floyd invites visitors to experience two interactive spaces that encourage creativity using letters and words. The first project in collaboration with designer and educator Mary Featherston, provides a social space for families, inviting young visitors to make ephemeral sculptures using specially made letter blocks. In an adjacent space, experimentation with design and typography is encouraged through a Small Press equipped with copiers and typewriters, where visitors can put their thoughts on paper, creating their own short-run publication.

Cost Free
Venue Exhibition space, Level 3, NGV Australia



Hotham Street Ladies Kids Workshop
Hotham Street Ladies Kids Workshop, Melbourne Now

NGV Kids on Tour

Get ready to express yourselves Victoria!


Children and families across Victoria are invited to be a part of the NGV’s focus on fashion and design this summer and celebrate the recently opened exhibitions, Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids and The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. 

The popular program Kids On Tour developed by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with contemporary artists and designers, features a diverse range of projects and hands-on activities created especially for children and their families.

The Kids On Tour program provides Victorian communities the opportunity to enjoy the Gallery’s exhibition themes and festivities at their local venue. Children and their families will enjoy shared experiences and through hands-on activities have the chance to express themselves.

Date: A one-day event held between 17th – 26th January 2015
For queries about Kids on Tour please contact
T: (03) 8620 2308 or email


The NGV wishes to acknowledge Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax for their generous support of the NGVforKIDS 2014/15 summer program.

The NGVforKIDS program is supported by a grant from the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust. This grant provides crucial encouragement to the corporate and philanthropic community to support children’s programming at NGV.



NGV Summer Children’s Festival Express Yourself!

Come to the NGV for 10 days of workshops, activities, talks and tours focusing on fashion and contemporary art for young visitors. The 2015 NGV Children’s Festival will be a feast of fashion fun, held in conjunction with The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier and Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids, amongst other NGV summer exhibitions.

Cost
Free
Venue Varied / NGV International and NGV Australia