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Picture my world

10.30am–12.30pm
Sunday 23 October

image: 'Encounter (Shona Dunlop and Hilary Napier in

Celebrate Children’s Week at the National Gallery of Australia with creative activities and workshops for children and their families or carers.

Children’s week is an annual event, which is held Australia-wide and aims to raise awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children, and to assist young people to realise their individual potential. It seeks to celebrate the rights of children to enjoy childhood and also to share each other’s situations through demonstrating their talents, skills and abilities.

The Gallery is excited to participate in Children’s Week and invites children to enjoy a range of activities, including art-making workshops and interactive tours held throughout the building. The workshops encourage children to use their imagination and draw what they think might be inside or underneath two sculptures, create tiny temples out of paper, draw or make a collage map of an imagined journey, or build a sculpture in a shoebox. The workshops are designed for children aged 4–12 years, with some flexibility, and are free of charge.

30-minute interactive family tours will also be available on the day, with our well-informed educators and voluntary guides. Alternatively, make your own path by collecting a children’s activity trail from the front desk to explore the national collection, conservation of works of art or the Sculpture Garden.

The current exhibition in the Children’s Gallery, Imagining Papua New Guinea, displays vibrant prints and drawings in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Papua New Guinea’s independence, and provides children with the opportunity to create their own works in response.

Come and celebrate creative, happy kids on Sunday 23 October.

On view
Picture my world, Children’s Week 2005
Sunday 23 October 2005
10.30am–12.30pm

Admission
Free entry – some events require booking on the day

Web
nga.gov.au/PictureMyWorld

Education contacts
Education@nga.gov.au
or 02 6240 6519

Media release
21 October 2005

Media enquiries
Alix Fiveash
Marketing and Communications
email  alix.fiveash@nga.gov.au or marketing@nga.gov.au
phone  +61 2 6240 6431