Sculpture Garden Sunday 2012

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National Gallery of Australia family day
Sunday 4 March
| Cancelled due to weather conditions

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

Eight-year-old Charlotte Morrissey’s drawing of Aristide Maillol’s La Montagne (The mountain) 1937 in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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, CIT Education students, Gallery voluntary guides and education and Learning and Access staff.

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


Activities for children inside the Gallery include:


Renaissance 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 Renaissance: 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings
from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
, activities in the Family Activity Room are designed for children aged 3–12 and their families. In this fun and educational room, children can explore the illusion of one-point perspective, construct and place buildings in a Renaissance landscape and draw themselves in the portrait styles of the period.

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

4 February - 24 June 2012 | Childrens Gallery

PLAY celebrates artists who look at the world with a smile. An exhibition for the young and the young-at-heart, come discover a fantastical fountain and a gleeful tower of toys; a wrapped enigma and an invisible bird. We invite you to share a joyous journey to see the world afresh, with works by artists including John Baldessari, Mike Brown, Richard Tipping, Robert Rooney, Peter Tully and Louise Weaver.

Play embraces painting, photography, prints and sculpture from across the National Gallery of Australia’s remarkable collection. This exhibition reminds us of the importance of play in an artist’s practice, and in our lives.



Sculpture Garden Sunday is proudly supported by


National Australia Bank