NGV Kids On Tour is an NGV initiative which invites children and families throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria to engage with art through a range of free hands-on activities and workshops.

The free NGV Kids on Tour program takes place during the summer school holidays and many workshops run in conjunction with the NGV Kids Summer Festival from 5-13 Jan 2019.

The 2019 workshops are inspired by past NGV exhibition, New York! New York! for Kids, as well as current exhibitions, Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds, and Being Human: William Wegman. Visit the NGV today to see Julian Opie and special kids exhibition, Julian Opie: Studio for Kids.

Find your local participating venue in the list below

Incredible Illusions

Inspired by Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

Artist M.C. Escher’s detailed prints of mind-bending optical illusions will have you seeing stars and scratching your head. Learn the tricks behind some visual illusions and try your hand at making your own with the Incredible Illusions workbook. Impress your friends by challenging their perspective and create your own illusionary work of art.

Dog's Life

Inspired by Being Human: William Wegman

Inspired by the artist’s playful photography and popular children’s book, NGV Kids have collaborated with William Wegman to create a collage and drawing activity starring Wegman’s own beloved Weimaraners.

Terrific Tessellations

Inspired by Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

Create your own 3D work of art, inspired by Escher’s affinity for tessellation patterns. Bring colourful designs to life by sculpting patterns into a tetrahedron shape.

Build Your Town

Inspired by New York! New York! for Kids

What do you see in the streets of your town? Inspired by the NGV’s take on the city of New York, use brightly coloured materials to build your own town – or to create a fantasy urban landscape purely from your imagination. Make believe!

Participating Venues