NGV Kids on Tour is a National Gallery of Victoria initiative celebrating the summer exhibitions Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids and John Olsen: The You Beaut Country.

Children and families throughout Victoria have the opportunity to engage with art and design through a range of free hands-on activities and workshops.

The NGV Kids on Tour 2017 program takes place during the summer holidays and runs in conjunction with the NGV Kids Summer Festival from 16–26 Jan 2017.

Kids on Tour locations and participating venues are listed below.


John Olsen Collaboration

John Olsen’s imaginative paintings of the Australian landscapes and wildlife have made him one of this country’s most celebrated artists. For Kids on Tour, he has created an activity sheet featuring details from one of his paintings, inviting participants to respond to the image and complete it with their own imaginative painting or drawing.

Viktor&Rolf A Drawing Book for Kids

Guided by Viktor & Rolf’s pet dachshund, Little Swan, children learn about the designers’ creative vision and spectacular fashion collections. Young readers will have fun filling this book with their own creative fashion designs.

Dachshund Designs

Little Swan lives in Amsterdam with fashion artists Viktor & Rolf. She spends her days at the studio in Amsterdam running through the garden and watching Viktor&Rolf and their team design amazing collections. In this activity, participants can dress Little Swan using the template and collage materials provided.

Viktor&Rolf Collars and Cuffs

Viktor & Rolf are inspired by the history of fashion. Wide white linen collars and large cuffs were the height of fashion in the Netherlands hundreds of years ago. With a range of paper products, including white crepe paper and strands of raffia, children can create their own paper collar or set of cuffs.

Participating Venues

Further Information:

Please contact your local venue for workshop dates, times and relevant booking information.
If you represent a regional venue and would like to register your interest in participating in future NGV Kids on Tour programs please contact us via Andrea Stahel at

1. Little Swan
2. Young visitors participating in the drawing activity in John Olsen: The You Beaut Country.
3. Viktor&Rolf A Drawing Book for Kids
4. Little Swan
5. Young Gallery attendee getting creative in Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids