Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

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A low-cost outing at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery delivers rich experiences for children.

See Max & Olive: The Photographic life of Olive Cotton & Max Dupain, a National Gallery of Australia Travelling exhibition displaying works by two famous Australian photographers.

Children can see architects’ plans pop into 3D through the Snaploader app in Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney, a Sydney Living Museums Travelling exhibition, showcasing 31 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years.

Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon presents a series of stunning collages that splice together the human body with the natural landscape and built environment.

Exhibition entry: Adults $4 Concession $2 Children under 5 free

The gallery has a range of workshops and activities for children:

CRAZY COLLAGES SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

  • Tuesday 4 July, 10am – 12pm, ages 5 – 8, adult co-creator required
  • Wednesday 5 July, 10am – 12pm, ages 9 – 12, adult co-creator welcome but not required

Inspired by artworks on display at MPRG, be creative and clever as you collage together crazy images that will question what is real.

Cost: $12

Venue: MPRG, bookings essential

YOUNG AT ART

  • Tuesday 13 June – Living spaces
  • Tuesday 25 July – Say it with colour

Time: 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Young at Art introduces 0–5 year olds to the wonderful world of art. Have a tour of the works on display, enjoy a story and do a hands-on creative activity inspired by our current exhibition.

Cost: $5/child, carers free

Venue: MPRG, bookings essential

FUNKADELIC FOR TEENS WITH MINNA GILLIGAN

Cool teens workshop with exhibiting artist and Instagram sensation

Saturday 2 September, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Shake your groove thing with the seriously hip Melbourne-based artist Minna Gilligan in a bright and colourful playground of retro aesthetics and kooky collage. In this practical workshop creative teens will view Gilligan’s artworks in the current MPRG exhibition Mystery to Me and then, under her guidance, make their own dreamy and psychedelic artwork to take home using found photographs, paint and stickers. A shuttle bus transfer to the art room at the Mornington Youth Centre is necessary for the inspired messiness to happen!

Minna is a published artist, has held numerous solo exhibitions and been included in group shows at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Alt Space, New York.

Cost: $15 per student, suitable for ages 13+

Venue: Drop off at MPRG for an artist talk and exhibition walk through, pick up at Mornington Youth Centre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington

Bring: a couple of old magazines or photos, an art smock and a snack for morning tea. Water will be provided.

 

Find out more: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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