Museums of History NSW’s School Holiday Workshops

  • Tue Jul 09 - Sat Jul 13 2024
  • Kids
  • General $15 Member $12

Calling all young adventurers! If you're tired of the same old school holiday playground rounds, check out Museums of History NSW School Holiday Workshops. There are two to choose from—both bringing creativity and fun to the fore during these school holidays. 

Museums of History NSW’s School Holiday Workshops

Art of Place: Poetry Workshop for Kids with Lucy Norton

MHNSW Poetry Workshop
Art of Place: Poetry Workshop for Kids with Lucy Norton. Image credit: Untitled, artist Allison Day, 2006. Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation. University of Wollongong Art Collection. Photo © Bernie Fisher, 2022


"The art of place" can be interpreted in many ways and expressed through various forms, capturing the essence of a location. The exhibition, Coomaditchie: The Art of Place, at the Museum of Sydney, showcases artworks that reflect life in and around the Coomaditchie settlement in the Illawarra region and highlight the significance of Dharawal Country.

During the July school holidays, join Museums of History NSW for a poetry workshop led by Lucy Norton, where kids can explore the power of words and express their interpretation of "the art of place." This workshop will delve into the nature and practice of poetry, using poetic language, forms, and conventions to inspire creativity. Suitable for ages 8+. 

Where:   Museum of Sydney, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
When:    Tuesday 9 July, Wednesday 10 July | 11 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 3 pm 
Cost:      $15 per person | $12 for members. 

Collage Workshop for Kids with Peter Waples-Crowe

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with a special workshop led by Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe.

In this hands-on workshop, Peter will share his art-making process and guide you through techniques that blend found imagery, colour, texture, and shape to create intricate works reflecting his Indigenous, queer identity.

Participants will use the provided materials to create their own artwork that captures their unique identity, experimenting with pictures, words, and symbols.

This workshop complements the video installation Ngaya (I am) by Peter Waples-Crowe, currently on display at the Museum of Sydney. Suitable for ages 10 + with all materials provided. 

Where:    Museum of Sydney, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
When:     Saturday 13 July | 11 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 3 pm
Cost:      $15 per person | $12 for members. 

To find out more and book your place, visit Museums of History.

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