Sculpture Garden Sunday 2011

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National Gallery of Australia family day
Sunday 6 March
| 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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image: Drawing of Mark di Suvero�s Ik ook 1971-72 by 11-year-olds Adam and Drew

Drawing of George Baldessin's Pear- version number 2 1973

Welcome to a day of creative community fun in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Australia. Drop-in workshops are designed for children and their families, are free of charge and all materials are provided. Activities are facilitated by local artists, Australian National University School of Art students, Gallery voluntary guides and education and public programs staff.

Visit the Information tent and Membership enquiries table (grass area) for assistance and information.

A First Aid tent is provided (grass area).


Activities for children inside the Gallery include:

Ballets Russes Family Activity Room
10.15 am – 2.45 pm weekdays
10.15 am – 4.45 pm weekends and public holidays

Images from the NGA's Sculpture Garden Sunday Flickr collection

Images from the NGA's Sculpture Garden Sunday Flickr collection

Located within the exhibition Ballets Russes: the art of costume, activities in the Family Activity Room are designed for children aged 3–12 and their families. Drawn from the exhibition, children explore design elements such as line, colour, shape, pattern and movement with a variety of hands-on activities such as drawing, puzzles, dressing up and building.

The family activity room is free of charge after exhibition entry and pre-booking is not required. The program is staffed by trained facilitators who guide children and their families in their understanding of the exhibition as they enjoy the activities together.

An audio tour and exhibition trail for children are also available.

Childrens Gallery

16 October 2010 – 15 May 2011 | Childrens Gallery
Connections is an exhibition for children that explores the relationships between works of art across cultures, place and time.

Themes such as calligraphy, geometry, colour and the garden have been used to link works of art inspired by Islamic culture with others in the National Gallery’s collection.



Sculpture Garden Sunday is proudly supported by


National Australia Bank