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Exterior of ArtPlay building

ArtPlay is a place where families and children can be creative and express themselves in an open and supportive environment.


Design and build objects inspired by Antarctica to contribute to an exhibition at ArtPlay.


Work with timbers gathered from all over Australia to craft your own hand-made box, which will house light and soundscapes recorded over two days.

What's on at ArtPlay

See what's on at ArtPlay during season 2, 2014 or download a text-only version of the program (text-only, 117kb) or a PDF version (146kb).

Bookings for season 2 events are now open.

Engaging with Quality Learning Exchange

In this two-day event local and international artists will explore and reflect on practices that engage children, young people and families.

ArtPlay extras

Artist learning session

Artist learning session

Opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and ideas between artists, educators and arts professionals.

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ArtPlay at home

ArtPlay at home

This series of twelve art activity cards prepared by ArtPlay artists are available to download. We hope you enjoy them!

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Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr playgound

Birrarung Marr is situated on the north bank of the Yarra River next to Federation Square. It's always open and it's completely free!

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Signal arts centre is for young people aged 13 to 20 years.

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Contact us

Phone: 03 9664 7900


Location: Birrarung Marr, behind Federation Square
Melway reference: 1B R12

Opening hours

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

Please check the calendar for event details.

Please note ArtPlay will be closed on Anzac Day and the Easter long weekend.

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