Featuring lively stories and fun activities to try at home or at school, NGV children’s publications are designed to enhance the exhibition experience for young readers while providing hours of enjoyment long after their visit to the Gallery.

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An Activity Book for Kids by Romance Was Born

Enter the world of Romance Was Born and express yourself! NGVforKIDS launches its latest publication to coincide with the children’s exhibition Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids.

In this activity book filled with images of Romance Was Born’s collections, and with drawing and making activities, young readers will enter the world of Australian fashion designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, find out about their sources of inspiration and create their own designs and outfits along the way. 
Available at the NGV Shop:  $14.95 

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The National Gallery of Victoria gratefully acknowledges Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax for their generous support of the Romance Was Born exhibition and this publication for children, as part of the NGVforKIDS 2014/15 summer program.

Master the Arts! A Kids%u2019 Activity Book about Italian Masterpieces
Master the Arts! A Kids’ Activity Book about Italian Masterpieces

Master the Arts! is an activity book for kids and focuses on eight Italian masterpieces from the Prado’s collection. Filled with stories about the artists and people of the time, children will discover facts about art while having fun drawing pictures of angels, gladiators and action scenes inspired by Greek and Roman mythology.

The children’s drawings and creative work will turn this book into a ‘masterpiece’ of its very own. For young artists aged 6 and up.

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Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids
Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids

Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids takes its inspiration from Australian domestic traditions, home life and baking for friends and family. This is an exciting book for children aged 5 years and above and is produced in close collaboration with the Hotham Street Ladies (HSL), a group of five women who make food-related art, including cake sculptures, recipe books and street art. Each of the ladies has lived at one time in a crooked share house in Hotham Street, Collingwood.

Richly illustrated with images of works of art and photography, each chapter focuses on an aspect of the HSL’s practice and concludes with original activities for young readers to try out at home, or at school with family and friends. Make ‘street art’ using icing sugar and piped icing, create a kitchen garden using old pots and containers, or realise your very own cake of doom and gloom!

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Monet’s Garden: A Book for Kids
Monet’s Garden: A Book for Kids
Award Winner, Children’s Non-Fiction’, International Book Awards 2014

Monet’s Garden: A Book for Kids is an exciting publication written and developed, especially for children. Richly illustrated with images of works, lively texts and creative design, the publication introduces children to one of the most highly acclaimed artists of the twentieth century, his life and his works.

Throughout the book children are guided by mascot Pierre, a smart garden wren, who entertains and engages young readers’ interest with questions and fascinating facts.