During the 2017-2018 summer school holidays, Georgina was invited back by Darebin City Council to once again facilitate the NGV Kids on Tour program held at the historic Bundoora Homestead. The National Gallery of Victoria partnered with venues across Victoria to offer exciting school holiday workshops for children as part of NGV Kids on Tour Program 2018. In its fifth year, the NGV Kids on Tour was the Gallery’s most expansive yet with more than 50 venues in metropolitan and regional Victoria hosting the event for their local community. For the first time ever this year’s program was presented at an aged care home and various other locations including metropolitan resource centres, public libraries, regional galleries and children’s hospital wards.
• Fiona Hall: Who Lives Here?
Acclaimed Australian artist Fiona Hall is widely known for her installations that explore the significance of the natural environment and her activity invited children to create paper collage animals in their natural habitat.
• Fiona Hall: Send a Message
Send a Message encouraged young people to create an emoji that expresses their thoughts about contemporary issues using signs, symbols, colours and textures.
• Everybody Play
This board game challenged participants to a series of trivia questions, drawing activities and impromptu performances as they wound their way around the board to win.
NGV Triennial artist Olga Chernysheva shares her favourite drawing game, called ‘Nonsense’, which she played as a child growing up in Moscow. Children drew different parts of an animal to create creatures never seen before.
• My Contemporary Art Book
This activity book introduces children to some of today’s leading artists’ and designers featured in the NGV Triennial. Young readers learnt about the artist’s childhood stories and complete hands-on activities favoured by the artists when they themselves were young.
• Everybody Draw
Kids and teens were invited to create their own portrait masterpiece, drawing portraits of themselves or a loved one to add together to form part of a large scale collaborative installation with fellow participants.