NGV Kids on Tour

NGV Kids on Tour offers children and families throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria the opportunity to engage with art and creativity through a range of free hands-on activities and workshops.

The NGV Kids on Tour program takes place during the summer school holidays with many activities running throughout the NGV Kids Summer Festival from 9–17 Jan 2021.

Please contact your local venue for more information on the activities they are offering, event dates and times and any relevant booking information. All activities are free.

NGV Kids on Tour is generously supported by The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees, and the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations as part of the Your NGV Arts Access Program for Students, Children and Families.

NGV Kids on Tour and Kids Summer Festival includes photography taken before COVID-19


Family Drawing with Alice Oehr

All ages

Melbourne artist and designer Alice Oehr shares her colourful pop art style and passion for drawing cakes, portraits and neighbourhood creatures in this series of three drawing activities.

Silly Sketches with Kenny Pittock

All ages

Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock uses a playful approach and wordplay to explore everyday objects in his artworks including ceramics, sculptures and paintings. Families can draw funny ice-cream flavours, animals and cookbook covers using Kenny’s drawing tips.

Moko Moko Park Puppet Show with Misaki Kawai

All ages

As a child, Japanese artist Misaki Kawai loved to make puppets and perform shows with her brother. Inspired by her NGV exhibition, Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids, children can create a dog park, complete their own puppet and perform puppet shows for friends and family.

NGV Teens: Lucy Roleff

Teens, aged 13 – 18 years

Teens can learn techniques for arranging perfect still-life compositions and produce a drawing or photograph with tips from Melbourne-based painter Lucy Roleff.

Take-Home Activity Booklets Art is for Everyone!

Explore art and design, play art games and turn school holiday boredom into creativity with Art is For Everyone! activity booklet for families to enjoy together.

Upper primary or younger children with the help of an adult.

Live Events

NGV Kids Summer Festival 2021 presents nine days of activities including a series of online events inviting you to make, relax, learn and dance.

This year, NGV Kids on Tour partners will be streaming these events in their venues across Victoria. Check your local venue for details.

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