Inverloch,
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Express Yourself! Kids On Tour

This media release is courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria

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Developed by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in collaboration with contemporary artists and designers, Express Yourself! Kids on Tour is an exciting initiative that invites children and families throughout regional Victoria to engage with art and design through a range of hands-on activities.

The program celebrates summer exhibitions exploring fashion and design at the NGV including Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids and The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Ground-breaking French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has contributed to produce an activity for Express Yourself! Kids on Tour with an exclusive range of temporary tattoo designs for every visitor.

Sydney-based fashion label Romance Was Born, renowned for producing spectacular and imaginative designs, will present a series of activities for children that invite participation, play and creativity in a blend of fashion, art and music.

Luke Sales from Romance Was Born said, ‘We both have so many wonderful memories of growing up in regional Australia and those memories continue to influence our practice today. Our Kids on Tour activities encourage children to engage with art and design in new and surprising ways, allowing them to express themselves creatively through the lens of colour, adornment and playful self-expression.’

Express Yourself! Kids on Tour will take place during the summer holidays and run in conjunction with the Express Yourself! NGV Summer Children’s Festival from Saturday 17 to Monday 26 January 2015.

Children and families can take part in Kids on Tour this summer at:

Inverloch Library

Tuesday, 20 January 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Readings, Activity Book for Kids and Paper Possum making designed by Benja Harney

Inverloch Community Hub Hall

Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 January 10.00am – 1.00pm

Jean Paul Gaultier: Temporary Tattoos for Kids

Romance Was Born: Make and Do, Pasta Bling on a String designed by

Kate Rohde and more fashion based activities.

Age: 4 years and up, with a parent or adult

Cost: Free, bookings not required

Fun activities will include:

Jean Paul Gaultier: Temporary Tattoos for Kids

Celebrating the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, children and families will receive a temporary tattoo designed by Jean Paul Gaultier especially for Kids on Tour.

Express Yourself! An Activity Book for Kids by Romance Was Born

A special ‘On Tour’ version of Express Yourself! An Activity Book for Kids by Romance Was Born introduces Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett from Romance Was Born and includes images of their collections along with a range of drawing activities.

Romance Was Born: Make & Do

Children and families can collaborate with Luke and Anna from Romance Was Born to create their very own Romance Was Born accessory. Express yourself as you decorate a beard or necklace template with sparkly jewels, pompoms and googly eyes.

Stereogamous: Romance Was Born Express Yourself Mix

Enjoy listening to a playlist created by Romance Was Born collaborator Jonny Seymour of Stereogamous inspired by Luke and Anna’s favourite soundtracks from their most loved movies when they were kids.

Kate Rohde: Pasta Bling on a String

Children and families are invited to make a piece of jewellery designed by artist Kate Rohde using familiar and readily available foodstuffs and items from the supermarket and hardware store.

Benja Harney

Paper engineer, Benja Harney, created an amazing bush canopy in Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, and especially for Kids on Tour 2015 he has designed a new paper cut-out of an Australian animal for children to fold and keep.

Storytelling

Encourage a life-long love of books by listening to some of Romance Was Born’s favourite childhood stories beginning with the Australian children’s classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs.

The NGV wishes to acknowledge Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax for their generous support of the NGV Kids 2014/15 summer program.

The NGV Kids program is supported by a grant from the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust. This grant provides crucial encouragement to the corporate and philanthropic community to support children’s programming at NGV.