Topographer: ArtPlay Treasure Hunt

  • Sat Feb 16 - Sun Feb 17 2019
  • Kids
  • $40 per child, bookings essential

Love treasure hunts? How about magical thinking? Being in the open air of the great outdoors? The Topographer workshop at ArtPlay asks children to do all three by reimagining the built and natural landscape from their perspective.

Headed by artist Jessica Wilson children will develop their own original story then create a map, working out how their story can be experienced by travelling across place. In response to the features of Birrarung Marr and its city backdrop, Parents will be the audience and navigators using the homemade maps to piece together their narrative. It's an amazing way to see the world through the children's vantage points.

This special two-day workshop is inspired by orienteering and the desire to find ways to frame child-based readings of landscapes that are constructed by adults.

Adults are not required to stay, wowever parents/carers are invited back on the Sunday afternoon at 3pm to view the work created.

Please note: Children must attend both sessions with a drink, nut-free lunch, and snack on the day.

When: 10am - 4pm February 16 and 17, 2019

Where: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Behind Federation Square, Melbourne

Age: 7 to 11 years

Cost: $40 per child

Image credit: City of Melbourne