Friday, November 23, 2012

IN SYDNEY: Step out with the family this summer!


This December, there's creative and hands-on fun for everyone. Here’s what’s coming up for kids and families this month. Some programs require you to book, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  
Art Baby: Focus on Primavera 2012
Saturday 1 December
MCA Galleries and MCA Cafe 

Parents and carers are invited to join tours of MCA exhibitions for a baby-friendly art experience. Prams/front packs/slings are recommended. Suitable for babies up to one year old. 

$15 Adults/$10 MCA Members and Concessions 
(includes coffee afterwards at the MCA Cafe)
(booking fees apply) 

Changing facilities are located on the Ground Floor and Level 3 

Meet in the MCA Foyer


Art Safari: Colour Crazy – sunrise
Wednesday 12 or Friday 14 December
MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3

Introduce contemporary art to children aged 3 to 5 years in this fun and dynamic workshop. Children and carers visit current exhibitions and learn about art together. Explore a different theme every month through play-based activities, including storytelling, drama and art making.

$15 per Child/$10 MCA Members
Free for Parents/Carers, bookings essential
(booking fees apply)



Sunday Family Fun Days 
Upside Down and Inside Out
 Sunday 27 January 
Mirror and Masks Sunday 24 February 
10.30am–1.00pm and 2.00–4.00pm  
(AUSLAN interpreter available from 2.00–4.00pm) 

MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3 

Celebrate creativity with the whole family! The galleries are turned over to kids and adults alike for this free day of fun events, exploring a different theme every month. Pick up your Gallery Explorer and look together around the MCA galleries for clues. Once you have collected all your special stamps, get creative with an art-making activity in the Creative Studios.

Ages 4+
FREE, drop-in

Sunday Family Fun Days take place on the last Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Contemporary Kids: Upside Down and Inside Out January School Holidays Programs
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 January
10.30am–1.00pm and 2.00–4.00pm
MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning

Get reflective and look at the world in new ways this summer, starting with Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, on display on the MCA lawn. Create your own artwork and then turn your world upside down and back to front when you transform your 2D artwork into a 3D form.

Ages 4+
FREE, drop-in

Wednesdays 30 January, 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 10.00am–12.00 noon
Bella Room, National Centre for Creative Learning

Explore the Bella Room with Emily Floyd’s interactive artwork The Garden together with your toddler and engage in a sensory experience. Drop-in to explore sculptural objects, wooden blocks and let the creative play lead the way.

For parents, carers and under 5s
FREE, drop-in

Image captions: Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Limited; Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Limited; Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Limited; Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Limited; Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror, 2006, installation view, Kensington Gardens, London, 2010-11, image courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery © the artist, photograph: Dave Morgan; Image courtesy and © Museum of Contemporary Art Limited, photograph: Ben Symons/Tito Media



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