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9+ years

NOTE: Please see Special events and Free stuff to explore for more activities for this age group.

Multiversical (figurative sculpture)

Artist: Leonie Rhodes

Make your own figurative sculpture using colourful non-toxic clay, traditional sculpture techniques and clever tricks!

Workshop 1: Learn how to create strong and complex forms using armatures (metal skeletons), blending techniques and easy base shape methods.

Workshop 2: Build on your sculpture from workshop 1 to add details and bring your character to life.

Your character will be placed among 70 others as part of a colourful community that will become part of a collaborative exhibition.

Exhibition will be open from 5 July to 16 August.

Collect your piece to take home at the end of the exhibition.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Wednesday 1 July and Thursday 2 July, 1.30pm to 4pm
Please note: Must attend both sessions
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $25 per child

Argus (puppet show)

Artists: Dead Puppets Society

Argus explores the attempts of a little creature trying to find a home in a world where he just doesn’t fit in.

As he journeys over vast terrains to the four corners of the earth – the ocean, the North Pole, the desert and even to a pirate ship and outer space… he learns what it means to be alive, to fall in love, to feel fear and curiosity, and what it means to have a home.

In this theatrical puppet show, the central character (made only of hands) is incredibly versatile as he has no fixed form and can be summoned, transformed and dismissed at will simply through the movements of the performers’ bodies. The entire world in Argus is built from found objects where the readily available materials are given a new lease on life in the creation of symbolic and poetic environments.

Age: 5 to 12 years
Dates and times:
Wed 8 July, 11am to 12noon, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Thurs 9 July, 10.30am to 11.30am; 1pm to 2pm; 3pm to 4pm

Bookings essentialbook online

Cost: $12 per person (please note: adults are required to purchase a ticket)

All children must be accompanied by an adult

ArtClub (visual arts series)

Artist: Sue Davis

Join a series of fun, visual arts workshops that run throughout the year at ArtPlay.

Each week explore the work of a particular artist – mainly living artists – and look at how they describe the world we currently live in.

Experiment with a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, photography, land art, mosaic, textiles, plaster, clay, plastic toys as well as sticks and wood.

Week 1 (18 July) – Invader
Look at the work of French mosaic street artist, Invader & create your own mosaic piece of work.

Week 2 (25 July) - Morandi
Discover the quiet, subtle paintings of Morandi and paint in his style.

Week 3 (1 August) – Ranbir Kaur
Explore the traditional of rangoli, an Indian temporary ground art and be inspired by Ranbir Kaur’s interpretation of this tradition that uses fruits, vegetables & grains to create your own.

Week 4 (8 August) – Enrico Baj
Explore the work of Italian sculptor and painter, Enrico Baj and construct sculptures from wooden off cuts using hammers and saws.

Week 5 (15 August) – Helen Nodding
Look at the English street artist, Helen Nodding & the little worlds she creates then leaves on the streets for people to discover. Then make your own.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 18, 25 July and 1, 8, 15 August 12.30pm to 2pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $85 per child

Performance Club (physical theatre series)

Artist: Heidi Weatherald

Join a series of fun performance workshops that run throughout the year at ArtPlay.

At Performance Club we explore 'performance' in its many forms.

As an ensemble, we play lots of theatre games, explore movement, voice, sound, music and make "stuff." In the huge ArtPlay studio, we have access to all kinds of art and theatre making materials at our fingertips…

Most importantly it’s about developing the skills of the performers (that's you!) and how you (yes, you!) would like your ideas presented in the most "awesome" way.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 18 and 25 July and 1, 8 and 15 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $75 per child