A day for creating, making and play for young artists and families.
Recommended for ages 5 to 12 years.
Navigate your way through a moving forest art installation to visit artist studios, sample forest-inspired coffee and kid-friendly iced-tea blends, get your face painted and have your creativity stimulated in an array of exciting activities on offer.
Artist Rosie Deacon in her studio at Parramatta Artists Studios with Keegan Thomson, Brew Technician from Darcy Street Projects. Photograph by Jacquie Manning
FREE DROP IN ACTIVITIES
|10:00am to 3:00pm
Come and explore artist Rosie Deacon’s Exhibition Ringtail Rummage – a fantastical, colourful and interactive forest full of creatures for you to discover.
|10:00am to 11:00am||Forest tea and coffee tasting. Sample the flowers and fruits of the forest in specialist coffee and kid-friendly iced-tea blends from our local social enterprise cafe Darcy Street Projects to kick-start your day of making!|
|10:00am to 12:00pm||Life Drawing in the Forest with artist Jessica Bradford. Learn to draw from life by spotting interesting shapes and shadows in Rosie Deacon’s Forest using viewfinders.|
|11:00pm to 12:00pm||A World Takes Shape with artists Rebecca Gallo and Tom Blake. Help us to create an imaginary habitat full of creatures in an activity that combines collage with drawing and sculpture.|
|12:00pm to 2:00pm||Bedazzled Forest Binoculars with artist Rosie Deacon. Create and bedazzle your own pair of binoculars to see what interesting creatures you can find hidden in the Ringtail Rummage.|
|12:00pm to 2:00pm||
Woven Creations with WeAve artists. Learn a new technique to make a colourful hand-woven creation with our WeAve artists.
|2:00pm to 3:00pm||
A World Takes Shape with artists Rebecca Gallo and Tom Blake. Create an imaginary habitat full of creatures in an activity that combines collage with drawing and sculpture.
|2:00pm to 3:00pm||
LOUD with artist Linda Brescia. Make your own musical instrument with loud colours and bold sounds!
|10:30am to 11:30am||Camouflage Costuming with Artist Linda Brescia. Create a wild dazzling disguise & become part of Rosie Deacon’s fantastical forest. For ages 5-12. Register on Eventbrite|
|12:00pm to 1:00pm||
Creature Features with illustrator-in-residence Mitch Vane. Join illustrator Mitch Vane in a fun brainstorming workshop & create a character for your very own urban forest. For ages 5-8. Register on Eventbrite
|1:30pm to 2:30pm||
Future Critters with artist Emily Parsons-Lord. What if in the future you could have the sense of smell of a dog? In this workshop, we live in this future & explore it together through art. For ages 9-12. Register on Eventbrite