Installation view of Aunty Kim Wandin’s work <em>Luk Burgurrk Gunga</em> on display in NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy<br/>

Under 5s | Eels! Traps and Tales



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Installation view of Aunty Kim Wandin’s work <em>Luk Burgurrk Gunga</em> on display in NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy<br/>

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9am–5pm, daily

Spark the imagination, generate new ideas, and share thoughts in these lively online sessions about art for children aged 3 – 5 years and their parents and carers. In each session, children discover works of art from the NGV Collection and watch a demonstration of an art-making activity that can be made at home or school using everyday materials.

This activity is suitable to join from home, kindergarten or playgroup. Groups are welcome to attend. Participation in the program’s chat function is encouraged. For privacy, participant microphones and cameras will be turned off.

Under 5s | Eels! Traps and Tales
Imagine going on a long road trip with your family and all the fascinating things you would see along the way! Well, eels in Australia do something similar, only in water. They travel thousands of kilometres from rivers to the ocean to release their eggs, then the baby eels make the journey back to rivers to grow up.

In this program explore artworks including Maree Clarke’s glass eel trap, Ancestral memory I, 2019, and Aunty Kim Wardin’s bronze 8-meter-long eel trap Iuk bagurrk gunga, 2023, on display in the NGV moat. Learn about the life of an eel and how First Nations peoples have been making eel traps for thousands of years.

Tue 16 Jul, 10.30–11am

Wed 24 Jul, 10.30–11am

Thu 1 Aug, 10.30–11am

Tue 6 Aug, 10.30–11am

Wed 14 Aug, 10.30–11am

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