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Sounds like Somewhere

Experience a sound and visual installation set under a large child-sized ceiling. You'll make shapes and hang ribbons to build a world of colour!

Tingle Tangle

Come and stretch, wind, wobble and play in a big tangle of fun! Let’s discover together just how long a piece of string really is.

Exploring Sound

Explore sound in various ways including listening to atmospheric sounds as well as creating soundscapes.

What's on at ArtPlay

See what's on at ArtPlay during season 2, 2015 or download a text-only version of the ArtPlay season 2 program (Word, 91KB)

Bookings for season 2 events are now open.

Celebrating 10 years of ArtPlay


A snapshot of ArtPlay moments over the past 10 years.

ArtPlay extras

ArtPlay Backyard

ArtPlay Backyard

Come and play in the ArtPlay Backyard during the holidays and Sundays in May.

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ArtPlay for Artists

ArtPlay for Artists

Share knowledge and ideas between artists, educators and arts professionals.

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New Ideas Lab EOI

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Expressions of interest for the New Ideas Lab have now closed.

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Kids gallery

Kids gallery

See visual artwork created by children as part of ArtClub.

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Contact us

Phone: 03 9664 7900

Email: artplay@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Location: Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square
(Look out for the red brick building next to the playground.)
Melway reference: 1B R12

Opening hours

ArtPlay is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Please check the calendar for event details.

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