In an Australian premiere, Dutch art collective We Make Carpets has created a spectacular exhibition for children and families, as part of NGV Triennial 2017. Mural-sized displays and interactive installations will turn the NGV’s children’s gallery space into a visual feast that encourages young people of all ages to engage with the material world and get hands on with objects such as household kitchen sponges and Velcro.

Commissioned specifically for NGV Triennial 2017, Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is inspired by the creative possibilities found in everyday items. Working with the power of numbers, thousands of household objects such as foam pool noodles, nylon rope, kitchen sponges and plastic pegs are carefully arranged to create impressive displays for everyone to view and take inspiration.

Supported by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty Family, Packer Family Foundation and The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust.