Illustrate your own adventure story using watercolour pencils and a specially-designed template by Min Pin featuring Ruffy the dog. The NGV Kids Summer Festival is free and all ages are welcome: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to Partner City of Melbourne for their support of the NGV Kids Summer Festival. The NGV Kids program is generously supported by the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust.
Only five days left until NGV Teen Art Party. Grab your friends to see live DJs, stand-up comedy and masquerade mask making on Sat 28 Jan, 6-10pm. Book now: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to The Ullmer Family Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.
Today, acclaimed artist Bruce Armstrong shared his wisdom with kids in a sculpture and drawing workshop as part of NGV Kids Summer Festival. If you haven’t seen Armstrong’s monumental sculptures yet, visit NGV Australia before this free exhibition closes on Sun 29 Jan: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Installation view of Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures at NGV Australia. Photo:...
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Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is visiting Chadstone The Fashion Capital. Shoppers young and old can drop-by and create their own fashion accessory, then pose for a photo. This free activation is available from 10am–5pm until tomorrow.
Meet, Make and Collaborate is happening on Thu 9 Feb. Comedian Gen Fricker is set to host this social evening including a viewing of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists and series of one-on-one activities designed by Adele Varcoe and Penny Modra. Bring a friend or come and mingle: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at NGV International. Photo: Wayne Taylor.
We’re thrilled to announce the NGV design store is now on Instagram. Follow @ngvdesignstore to be inspired and keep up to date with our unique products and collaborations with local and international artists, designers and makers.

Image: NGV design store at NGV Australia.
Express yourself and paint with artist Justin Hinder at the NGV Kids Summer Festival. All ages welcome, free entry. Bookings essential: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We’ve loved sharing the last three NGV Teen Art Parties with you, and can’t wait for you to join us again next Sat 28 Jan, 6-10pm. Book now: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to The Ullmer Family Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.
Everyone is welcome at the NGV Kids Summer Festival. Join us this weekend and over the coming days for free yoga, painting, stories and good times in the NGV Garden. We’ll see you there! [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to Partner City of Melbourne for their support of the NGV Kids Summer Festival. The NGV Kids program is generously supported by the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable...
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Wishing Australian artist, John Olsen, a very happy birthday. See John Olsen: The You Beaut Country before it closes Sun 12 Feb: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to the generous support of Deakin University and Helen & Barry Fitzgerald.

Image: John Olsen
Seafood paella 2007 (detail)
© John Olsen, administered by Viscopy, Sydney
David Hockney: Current “...is an exhibition that goes to the heart of what art, at its best, should be: boundary-pushing, cause for debate and paving the way for radical new forms of artistic expression.” – via Broadsheet Melbourne: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to Principal Partner, Mercedes-Benz Australia.

Image: David Hockney in his studio in Los Angeles, April 2016
Photo: Shaughn and John
Ever wanted to try virtual reality? Now you can reimagine the NGV 2016 Architecture Commission for free in the NGV Garden. Open every weekend in January, 11am-3pm: [ Bit.ly Link ]

If only … is a multi-sensory platform designed and developed by RMIT’s Centre for Game Design Research, M@ STUDIO Architects and d__Lab RMIT. With thanks to Telstra for supporting this initiative.
We’re bringing art and design experiences to regional families and children throughout Victoria with NGV Kids on Tour. Find a participating venue near you these school holidays: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: Hampton Park Youth Information Centre
Free film: starring Viktor & Rolf’s muse, Tilda Swinton, Orlando is a captivating film exploring the politics of sex and society throughout the centuries. Enjoy a free screening on Sun 22 Jan, 2pm: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The NGV Kids Summer Festival is in full swing. Join us this weekend for free yoga, magical stories, painting classes and more. 10am-3pm, all ages welcome: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to Partner City of Melbourne for their support of the NGV Kids Summer Festival. The NGV Kids program is generously supported by the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust.
Photo: Wayne Taylor
Take a flower from Lee Mingwei’s installation and gift it to a stranger in a random act of kindness. The Moving Garden is free and open until Sun 29 Jan at NGV International: [ Bit.ly Link ]

With thanks to Principal Partner Flowers Vasette, Major Supporters Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Jennifer Lempriere and Supporters Janet Whiting AM and Phil Lukies.

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Make your own paper dog with artist Alice Oehr and take it for a stroll through the Dog Park mural at NGV Kids Summer Festival. Free entry, all ages welcome: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Photo: TOT: HOT OR NOT
Inspired by Viktor&Rolf's collaborative practice, tour the workrooms and stores of local designers This is Chorus, Alpha 60 and Dot COMME to discover the various collaborative practices in Melbourne’s creative industries. Sun 22 Jan, book now: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Image: This Is Chorus studio
Photo: Isabella Capezio
Gaze up at these floating silks created by Aboriginal women across the Australian desert using a process known as batik. Developed in Indonesia, Aboriginal women began practising batik in 1971, drawing directly onto fabric with hot wax and a canting (wax pourer). Who’s Afraid of Colour? is now showing at NGV Australia, free entry: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Come dance with The Yellow Dance Spot- Kew & Eltham in the NGV Kids Summer Festival. The fun is flowing indoors and out from 10am–3pm every day until 26 Jan. All ages welcome, free entry: [ Goo.gl Link ]