Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids
NGV Triennial 2020 has something for everyone including young people!
Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids is an indoor playground featuring a display of colourful, furry sculptures of dogs and a puppet studio. With a love of mimetic word pairings spoken in the Japanese language, such as moja moja which means ‘hairy’, and an interest in children’s creative play and making, Misaki shares her playful approach to creating art and her affinity for fluffy dogs with NGV’s young visitors.
Central to the exhibition is Kawai's larger-than-life, hot pink, faux fur sculpture of a dog named Arty, which is surrounded by a display of other dogs, each sporting colourful coats made from different fluffy materials.
Adjacent to the dispLay is a colourful fun space, where kids will see lots of different hairy dog sculptures. There is Arty, a huge dog covered in hot pink fur and Poofy wearing a bright green fluffy coat. Children can get active and step on lots of paw prints to trigger puppy sound effects and animations of Misaki’s doggy friends – Potato, Raisin, Snowy, Max and Bertie.
There is also a Piko Piko Station, where children can create a puppet show videos with Misaki’s puppets using a interactive monitor featuring six different stories. This new space allows kids to play with a puppet and create their own version of the tale and share with family and friends.
Entry to NGV is Free
Timed sessions available to book now.
19 Dec 20 - 18 Apr 21
Rain Room Is back in Melbourne
RANDOM INTERNATIONAL's unmissable Rain Room returns. Brought to Australia as part of Jackalope Hotel's ambitious art collection, a record 90,000 visitors 'controlled the weather' during its sell-out 2019 season, making it Melbourne's most talked about - and Instagrammed - solo art exhibition of recent memory.
An international art sensation that has also taken London, New York, Shanghai and Los Angeles by storm, Rain Room is 100 square metre expanse of torrential rainfall that you control with your movement, allowing you to take centre stage in a mesmerising merging of art, technology, and nature.
The epitome of socially distant art, Rain Room is the perfect piece for the time. Small groups experience the work together and are encouraged to explore the space in solitude. The result, a remarkably cleansing and contemplative experience, as visitors are consumed by a soothing rainstorm, all the while being completely protected from its forces.
If you missed out last year, be sure to book tickets for Rain Room's second summer season.
Jackalope Pavilion, VIC
Santa’S Workshop is at Federation Square
28 November - 24 December
Santa photos have become a tradition for many families over the years and with current restrictions in place, this year's photos are looking a little different. But, that doesn't mean they aren't great ways to mark the end of the year.
Thanks to Fed Square and City of Melbourne, you can snap a socially-distanced pic with the big man himself as he tinkers away in his workshop making presents for the big day.
The jolly elves are ready and waiting to introduce you to the man in red. Santa will happily give a friendly wave and even pose for a photo, from a COVID-safe distance.
And be sure to check out the Big Tree, complete with dazzling decorations and 1,000’s of LED lights.
take the family on a five-star staycation here in Melbourne
After the year we’ve all had and school holidays fast approaching, Now is the best time to explore and support our beautiful city with a mini staycation in Melbourne.
Treat the family with a night of family fun at Crown Metropol these school holidays. Swim in their luxurious sky-high pool, wander around the new Metropol Precinct, or just relax yourselves in their cosy air-conditioned room.
Crown Melbourne is the perfect place for a day out with the family or a family getaway. Offering family-friendly dining, limitless family activities and entertainment right in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
With the city at your doorstep, you can jump on a tram and head to Melbourne's Federation Square to see the Christmas festivities, take the kids to see the famous Myer Windows or marvel at Crowns beautiful Christmas Spectacular show on daily at Crown Towers Atrium.
Crown offers a combination of family-friendly packages starting from only $279. More info head to www.crownmelbourne.com.au/hotels/crown-metropol