Sculpture Garden Sunday 2010
National Gallery of Australia family day
Sunday 14 March | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Drawing of Mark di Suvero’s Ik ook 1971–72 by 11-year-olds Adam and Drew. See photos from the day on Flickr
Welcome to a day of creative community fun in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Australia.
Drop-in workshops are designed for children and their families, are free of charge and all materials are provided. Activities are facilitated by local artists, Australian National University School of Art students, Gallery voluntary guides and education and public programs staff.
Visit the Information tent and Membership enquiries table (grass area) for assistance and information. Participate in the National Australia Bank prize wheel in the National Australia Bank tent (grass area).
A First Aid tent is provided (grass area).
10:30 am – 1:30 pm Drop-in art workshops:
- Art Play Enjoy painting, drawing, building structures and water play under the trees in the Sculpture Garden – especially for little ones.
Fiona Massy, co-ordinator (grass area)
- Body shop Engage with your reflective side by becoming cast in foil at the body shop.
Haeli van Veen, Rebecca Manley and Eva Cotterell, co-ordinators (gravel area)
- You can do it! Draw the spectacular sculpture and garden that surrounds you looking through the tall trees and mysterious mist. Frottage textures in the environment and draw your shadow in the sun.
John Carey, co-ordinator (gravel area)
- Fauve forest Paint calico covered trees to form a striking series of colourful tree forms winding up the hill.
Fran Wild and Adriane Boag, co-ordinators (grass area)
- Sprout! Be part of a botanically inspired installation in the garden. Using clay and other materials coil twist and go up, up, up!
Teffany Thiedeman, co-ordinator (grass area at top of hill)
- Flourishing Flowers Build large futuristic flowers of recycled rubbish that will glow in the sun light in a floral garden installation.
Tess Horwitz and Tony Steel, co-ordinators (grass area near music tent)
- Geometric jewellery and head pieces Cut, fold, form and connect cardboard and paper to make sculptural decorative body wear and head pieces.
Kate Murphy, co-ordinator (grass area)
- Retro recycle world Use recycled materials to create a fantastic futuristic fantasy landscape.
Veronika Mihalj, co-ordinator (grass area)
- Mix-tape Form a geometric wall using a variety of tapes as a drawing device.
Roy Marchant, co-ordinator (wall at back of grass area)
Visit ANU School of Art students as they create
- Rodin Man Clay figure sculpture demonstration with Alex Lewis, Jake Silvestro and Josh Muir (grass area near lake)
- Tape drawing (located with Mix-tape workshop) with Bayard and Helen Brand (wall at back of grass area)
Children taking part in Sculpture Garden Sunday 2005
Fog sculpture times Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog sculpture will be functioning from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm during the event.
Theatre ‘A Bunch of Posers’ 10:30 am – 1:30 pmSCOF and TOF, art connoisseurs from the 1890s, will engage audiences as they visit the sculptures and the young artists in the Sculpture Garden during the morning.
Be entertained by local bands Blue in Red 10:30 am – 12:00 am and Dr Stovepipe 12:30 – 1:30 pm
- Bring a picnic or enjoy the sausage sizzle and support Mulga Scouts, ACT
- Coffee/tea and cool drinks provided
- NGA café and Members’ Lounge indoors
Safety in the Sculpture Garden
To keep your family and the works of art safe, please:
- supervise your children at all times
- enjoy looking at the sculptures without touching them
- keep art materials within the workshop area and at a safe distance from the sculptures
- access sunscreen at the information desk
- utilise the official first aid station if required
- Photography is permitted in the Sculpture Garden.
- Your child may be photographed during the course of this event by an official Gallery or press photographer who will request your permission. Photographs are used in Gallery publications and promotional material without the insertion of the child’s full name.
- We need your feedback to help us learn more about events for families and children. Please complete an evaluation form from the information tent on the day.
- Leave your email address at the information desk if you would like to receive information about future events at the Gallery for children and families.
Explore sculpture indoors and out with free children’s trail activity booklets
- National Australia Bank Sculpture Gallery: Collect a Discover the National Australia Bank Sculpture Gallery booklet from the information tent.
- Sculpture Garden: Collect a pencil and activity booklet from the information tent and have fun exploring the sculptures in the Sculpture Garden.
Shimmer Last day 30 May 2010 Free admission
Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond
Family Activity Room
Open today 10:15 am – 4:45 pm
Exhibition ticket prices:
$55 Family (2 adults and 2 children)
$37 Family Concession/Member
Entry to Family Activity Room is included in exhibition ticket cost
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