EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

Coming soon!


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 and NGV Australia to enjoy Emily Floyd’s The Dawn for Kids.

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



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.



Arlene TextaQueen, one of the hosts of Drop-by Drawing for Kids these school holidays
Arlene TextaQueen, one of the hosts of Drop-by Drawing for Kids these school holidays

September School Holidays for kids

Sun 21 Sep – Sun 5 Oct

Visit the NGV over the school break and take part in workshop and drawing activities presented especially for children and family audiences. From drawing to yoga there is plenty to do.

View all school holiday and upcoming programs