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Special events

ArtPlay’s Special Events this season link with the Reggio Emilia Australia conference Landscapes of Imagination; which deeply explores the curiosity and imagination of children as they connect with reality, fantasy and identity.

For more information: Landscapes of Imagination conference 2 to 5 July.

Multiversical (figurative sculpture)

Artist: Leonie Rhodes

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

Learn how to use armatures (metal skeletons), blending techniques and easy base shape methods for creating lifelike characters.

At the end of the workshop, your character will be placed among 70 others in a pattern on top of a five-pronged Fibonacci spiral to become part of a colourful community which forms a collaborative installation. (Exhibition opens from 5 July to 16 August.)

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

Multiversical draws from Leonie’s studies at London’s Chelsea School of Art and the New York Studio School.

Dates and times: Wednesday 1 July to Friday 3 July
Bookings essential, please see relevant age group below
Age: 9 to 12 years
Age: 5 to 8 years
Age: 3 to 5 years

All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

The Village and the Magic Drum (drum & dance)

Artist: Lamine Sonko

Be transported to a village in Africa!

Once upon a time, there were four tribes who lived in the same village but never seemed to agree on anything. Then one day, in preparation for a big celebration, the people needed to work together to build a drum. They learnt to overcome their differences and everyone was happy. It was time for a BIG PARTY!

Be part of telling this tale by learning drum rhythms, dance and chanting with the help of some African animal friends. And make your own costume to represent your tribe.

You will also be invited to join Lamine and his friends on Sunday 5 July to be part of a performance: rehearsal 2pm to 2.45pm; show 3pm to 3.30pm.

Age: 5 to 8 years
Dates and times: Saturday 4 July, 2pm to 4pm; Sunday 5 July, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $15 per child

All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.