Hamilton Gallery

NGV KIDS ON TOUR

Tuesday 24 January 2023, 10am – 12pm & 2pm-4pm, Hamilton Gallery 

Let’s make art!

NGV Kids on Tour 2023 shares popular activities from the 2022 NGV kids exhibition ‘Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real’, which celebrated the work of some of the most innovative European artists of the twentieth century including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Natalia Goncharova and Remedios Varo. 

Children and families can enjoy free art activities and workshops at over 130 community venues across Melbourne and Victoria these summer holidays, including morning and afternoon sessions at Hamilton Gallery! 

Book a spot in the session that suits and choose the activity that you love! You can make a sculpture, a collage, a poem, a portrait, a creature, a drawing or even an anime and comic-book inspired character.

Workshops are free but spaces are limited so booking is essential via Eventbrite. Contact our team or pop into the gallery if you need assistance booking. 


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NGV KIDS

Children create largescale sculptures.
MAKE A SCULPTURE Artist Pablo Picasso learnt paper-cutting and folding when he was young and used these techniques throughout his life as an artist. Picasso could transform flat pieces of paper or card into three dimensional sculptures.  In this activity, young artists will take shapes, decorate and turn them into a three-dimensional table top sculpture.     

A young visitor admires their poem in Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real, 2022.

MAKE A POEM/PORTRAIT

Russian artist Natalia Goncharova liked trying lots of different things. She was a painter, printmaker, illustrator, performer, costume designer and set designer. She also designed fabrics, fashion, ballet costumes and stage sets for the theatre, and made prints for books.  

Goncharova was friends with many poets and writers. They often spent happy times together writing and drawing to make books of poems. 

In this activity, children can make a portrait of a special person in their life and write a poem about them. 

Children use the Make a Collage activity to create collages.

MAKE A COLLAGE French artist, Georges Braque is considered to be the first artist to make a type of paper collage called a papier collé which is French for pasted paper. Braque bought a roll of patterned wallpaper and cut and paste paper strips on to his drawing. How did he come up with this idea? Perhaps it was because he used to use wallpaper when he was a house decorator before he became an artist.   At the time, Braque was sharing an art studio with his friend Pablo Picasso in the south of France. When he showed Picasso what he had made Picasso was quite shocked! Both artists went on and became excited to experiment with collage. They included different materials in their art works such as snippets of newspapers, cardboard, even pieces of wood and fabric.  In this activity children can experiment with colour and shape and cut and paste to make a colourful collage. 

Illustrations prepared for Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real, 2022. 
Graphic Designer: Cally Bennett.

MAKE A CREATURE

When Spanish artist Remedios Varo was a child, she spent her time reading books filled with adventure, learning about science, and making art.   

During the 1930s in Paris Varo became friends with a group of artists called the Surrealists. They were interested in ideas about the mind, exploring dreams and the unconscious in their art. They played games together to help them produce strange images. One of these games is called Exquisite Corpse.  

Participants take turns to draw sections of a body on a sheet of paper. When one person has finished drawing a part of the body, they fold it to hide their contribution so that the next person cannot see what they have drawn, then pass it to the next player. The Surrealists were excited for the moment when everybody had added a body part and the creation they had made together was revealed.  

In this activity children can collage images to create a surreal creature.

A child celebrates their artwork at a making workshop at NGV International.

JUST IMAGINE!

The Surrealists enjoyed making art in new and surprising ways. In 1936, the Spanish artist Oscar Dominguez taught the Surrealists a printing technique called ‘decalcomania’. This type of print is made by applying blobs and splashes of watercolour paint or ink on paper.

The Surrealists would use their imaginations and transform the blot of ink with their drawings into strange creatures and scenes.  

Children can hone their creativity by imagining a scene, object or creature in the blobs on the page then transform it through their drawings.

MAKE A COLLAGE

French artist, Georges Braque is considered to be the first artist to make a type of paper collage called a papier collé which is French for pasted paper. Braque bought a roll of patterned wallpaper and cut and paste paper strips on to his drawing. How did he come up with this idea? Perhaps it was because he used to use wallpaper when he was a house decorator before he became an artist. 

DOUBLE EXHIBITION OPENING

Saturday 10 December, 2 – 4pm, Hamilton Gallery

Join us at the gallery to celebrate the official opening of Here and Now, alongside our concurrent collection exhibition, Icons: Australian Art.

Meet the artists, hear insights into the works exhibited and partake in ‘paper.power’ craft workshops over locally-catered light nibbles and refreshments.

Free event, no need to RSVP.

 

NGV TEENS

A teen draws a portrait in a workshop with artist Archer Davies.

CREATE A PORTRAIT WITH ARCHER DAVIES

Archer Davies is a Melbourne-based artist with a strong interest in portraiture. When painting, Archer prefers to work directly from life as he believes it enables him to capture the person’s character, gestures and movements. Ages 12-18 can use this guide to discover Davies’s techniques for portraiture and draw a subject’s face from life. 

A teen designs a character in a workshop with artist Rubii Red. 

CHARACHTER DESIGN WITH RUBII RED

Melbourne based artist Rubii Red is a proud Lama Lama woman from Cape York, Queensland. Anime and comic books are a strong influence on her work which includes portraiture, abstract line work, character design and fan-art. Rubii uses her art to speak about issues that are important to her and her community, like seeing more First Nations figures represented in media, especially in gaming, streaming, film and television. Ages 12-18 can use this guide to discover Red’s techniques to design their own character.

NGV Kids on Tour

NGV KIDS ON TOUR 

Tuesday 24 January 2023, 10am – 12pm & 2pm-4pm, Hamilton Gallery 

Let’s make art! Ages 4-18 can enjoy free art activities inspired by the NGV kids exhibition ‘Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real’.

Young artists can make a sculpture, a collage, a poem, a portrait, a creature, a drawing or even an anime and comic-book inspired character.  

Workshops are free but spaces are limited so booking is essential.  

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