NGV Kids Summer Festival

NGV Kids Summer Festival

11 January 2020 – 19 January 2020, 10am-5pm | NGV International | Free entry

The NGV Kids Summer Festival returns in 2020, inspired by the NGV's summer program featuring KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness and Keith Haring | Jean Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Running from Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 January this year's program follows the theme of Party Time featuring hip-hop workshops, dance parties and hands-on art-inspired activities hosted in the NGV Great Hall.

Drawing on the emotive characters featured in KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness, kids can design a portrait using bright colours and expressions to explore identity and emotion. Taking inspiration from Keith Haring's iconic New York subway chalk drawings, kids can share their own chalk art on an installation responding to the NGV's Great Hall stain glass ceiling. KAWS: PLAYTIME Relaxed Mornings will run from Monday-Friday during the Kids Summer Festival offering children with autism or disability a quiet and relaxed session in the free kids space.

During the January holidays teens can master a new skill at a screen printing workshop at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

All activities running during the Kids Summer Festival are free. Bookings required for KAWS: PLAYTIME Relaxed Mornings.




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