For children and families

Find out what fun and engaging activities the Gallery has on offer for children, young adults and the whole family.

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Image credits: (Left) Tristan Bancks and (Right) Michael Candy Little Sunfish 2019, Experimenta Life Forms. Video still courtesy of the artist.

Art Maker: Creative Writing Workshop with Tristan Bancks

  • Tuesday 11 January 2022 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join children's & teen author Tristan Bancks for this fun creative writing workshop. Inspired by Experimenta artist Michael Candy’s Little Sunfish, develop your own robotic character ready to take an adventure of a lifetime. Suitable for ages 8-13 years. This workshop can be followed by Art Maker: Illustration Workshop with Michelle Dawson.

Co-presented by Experimenta, Tweed Regional Gallery & Byron Writers Festival's Storyboard.

Cost: $35

Bookings essential.

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Image credits: (Left) Michelle Dawson, and (Right) Michael Candy Little Sunfish 2019, Experimenta Life Forms, Description Guided Tour at Plimsoll Gallery, 2021. Photo: Eden Meure.

Art Maker: Illustration Workshop with Michelle Dawson

  • Tuesday 18 January 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join children’s book illustrator Michelle Dawson for a drawing workshop inspired by Experimenta artist Michael Candy’s Little Sunfish. Suitable for ages 8-13 years. This workshop can be a follow up to the Creative Writing Workshop with Tristan Bancks.

Cost: $30

Bookings essential.

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Image credit: Poppies Still life Challenge, November 2020.

Artmaking for Everyone
FREE

Friday 12 November 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022

Be inspired by still life this summer! Using the objects provided, set up and draw your own still life composition in the Gallery Foyer. This is a great activity for the whole family, with special challenges set up throughout the school holidays.

Free drop in

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Gallery Playdates for small visitors
FREE

Next Gallery Playdates: 2 February 2022

Fun exploring and making sessions for children aged six months to five years and their carers.

The next playdate on Wednesday 2 February from 9.30 - 10.30 am will explore the theme of the Superhero in the Home in conjunction with the exhibitions At Home, Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty and The Supers by Craig Tuffin.

We will create stories through drawing, collage, dress ups and photography. Come dressed as a superhero or make your superhero at the gallery. The playdates often include storytelling, soft toy play, and looking at artworks.

To best enjoy your playdate, we request one adult with each child.

Bookings essential - limited numbers. Book in advance on 02 6670 2790 or galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au