Photo: Fergus Floyd

TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Children’s Workshops

Wednesday 21 September 2016 - Wednesday 28 September 2016

Get creative these school holidays with a choice of children’s workshops inspired by the TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation exhibition.

Price: Each workshop $25 per child. $20 for children of Museum members.

Wednesday 21 September – Circulating, Cycles and Circles Workshop
Artist: Clare James
11.30am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm
Starting with a guided tour of the exhibition, Clare will explore the natural processes of circulation that fascinate her and inform her art practice.
Germination, evaporation and decomposition are processes that occur around us constantly.
Children will engage with the idea that ‘artist’ is also ‘scientist’, trying to understand and explore ideas and concepts through experimentation and ‘play’.
During the workshop the children will create sculptures that also act as experiments. Participants will create pieces to take home, that over the following days and weeks will germinate, decompose or evaporate.
The idea of circulation will be discussed in it’s many other forms such as currency/money, body systems, postal services etc.
They will make a mini magazine (a zine) together, using all of the drawings of their ideas for the sculptures and observations from the exhibition. These will circulate amongst all of the participants to take home with them.
Ages: Suitable for Primary Aged Children
Materials: Provided

Wednesday 28 September – Recycling the readymade using the everyday throw away!
Artist: Masato Takasaka
Melbourne-based artist Masato Takasaka makes fantastic looking found object assemblages out of everyday throw away materials by recycling and re-using his materials into fantastical assemblages. In this workshop with a focus on colour shape and pattern, children will be able to recycle their own everyday throw away into unique personal fantastical assemblages of their own!
Ages: 7+
Materials: For Takasaka’s workshop children are asked to bring 2-4 items of recyclable packaging along to the workshop to use or share. Other materials provided.

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