January tour for NGV

Kids enjoying activities as part of NGV Kids on Tour 2024. (Eugene Hyland)

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Kids on Tour series has returned for 2024 and is coming to Sunbury for free activities and workshops this January.

Throughout the month more than 140 venues in the state including galleries, libraries, paediatric hospitals, neighbourhood houses, migrant resource centres, and community organisations, will participate for the tenth year of the series.

Locally, these sessions will be held at Sunbury library on Macedon Street on January 16 and 22. For Macedon Ranges residents, nearby Trentham library will also host the NGV sessions.

NGV director Tony Ellwood AM the series plays an important role in fostering creativity.

“The Kids on Tour program is an integral part of the NGV’s role in connecting children and their families through art, design and culture,” he said.

“Ten years on from its inception, NGV has this year partnered with more community venues than ever, reinforcing NGV’s commitment to providing access to art and design for all Victorians.”

The art-making activities include an underwater drawing club, lantern crafting, inspiration train; to encourage creativity and problem-solving skills, collaging, as well as drawing and learning about flying foxes.

NGV Kids on Tour has also invited teenagers to learn about the creative practices of emerging artists and build their own art portfolios through an activity developed with Melbourne-based designers.

This workshop with founders of fashion brand Collective Closets, will help teens create a colourful beaded bracelet which they can keep or gift to a loved one.

Details: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngv-kids-on-tour/