Brand New Kids gallery just opened at NGV, Designed by Dutch art collective We Make Carpets this spectacular exhibition is perfectly created for children and families in which the floors and walls of the children’s gallery have been covered in vividly colourful murals created with household objects.
Children can use objects including kitchen sponges, Velcro squares, pegs, pool noodles and coloured rope. Families are encouraged to add to the kaleidoscopic patterns by adding objects directly to the walls and floors of the gallery.
Commissioned specifically for NGV Triennial, Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is inspired by the creative possibilities found in everyday items. Working with the power of numbers, thousands of household objects such as foam pool noodles, nylon rope, kitchen sponges and plastic pegs are carefully arranged to create impressive displays for everyone to view and take inspiration.
Children are invited to arrange random shapes and turn the floor into a richly patterned surface; make dashes of colour with ropes to complete a new piece; and play with colour and shape using Velcro swatches. The participation of visitors over the duration of the exhibition will produce a visual treat of kaleidoscopic colour for all to enjoy.
15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18
Further information is available from the NGV website: NGV.MELBOURNE.
180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
Booking is not required.
Ph +61 3 8620 2222