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Gallerykids Festival

An action-packed day for the whole family

Children at the Art Gallery of NSW

The first State Street Learning for Life Gallerykids Festival will take place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Sunday 21 September 2014. The all-day free event will feature films, talks, tours, performances and workshops that aim to inspire and educate children of all ages.

The Festival is part of the Gallery’s education program State Street Learning for Life. The education program launched in March of this year when the Gallery announced a partnership with State Street, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.

The partnership has enabled the Gallery to substantially increase its education initiatives for all visitors, including students, families and the general public.

The State Street Learning for Life Gallerykids Festival will be an action-packed day with an exciting array of free activities that allow young visitors to discover art in new and interactive ways. Throughout the day children can hear about an ancient king and queen; make their own artwork; take part in performances that will ignite the imagination; and follow a specially designed children’s art trail – and take it all home in a custom-made goodie bag. Plus they are invited to come dressed up as their favourite hero, knight or princess.


Film screening: Fantasia, 10.30am
Bring the family to see this Disney classic, which has enchanted viewers since 1940.

Drop in and draw, 11am – 4pm
Sketch the artworks and sculptures in the Gallery’s beautiful grand courts. For all ages, materials provided.

Spotlight talk: art and your child, 12pm
Hear about the importance of nurturing and fostering a love of art in children.

Performance for kids: Face 2 Face, 2.30pm
Join the Etcetera Duo for a performance of mime, magic and illusion inspired by the theme of portraiture and the Archibald Prize.

Full program

Education partner
State Street

State Street Learning for Life

Media contact

Lisa Catt
Tel 02 9225 1791
Mob 0431 509 978