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Whether you're looking to unwind with some soothing arts and crafts, keep the kids entertained, or explore the Gallery at your own pace, we've got you covered!

Once again, we're staying at home, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the arts! We've pulled together our favourite digital activities for you and the family to stay occupied this week.

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Get arty

Minna Gilligan: Junk Mail Collage

Join artist Minna Gilligan (@minnagilligan on Insta) for a step-by-step workshop on how to turn your junk mail pile into a funky collage!

 

Shopping List Drawing With Kenny Pittock

Join artist Kenny Pittock to transform your average shopping list into a hand-drawn masterpiece. After you're done you can revisit Kenny's past exhibition Fifty two found shopping lists written by people who need milk by Kenny Pittock. It's unbelievable!

 

For the kids

Paper Collage Daffodils from home

Paper Daffodils

 

In John Young’s series of artworks called The Double Ground Paintings he builds layers on each artwork by taking readily available images he finds in magazines or on the internet, and hand paints layers of images over the top of another image. In this Paper Daffodil activity we use a similar collage process to create layers and choose from everyday materials found at home, like newspapers. Flowers can be found in the artworks of John Young including paintings of the Flower Market in Nanjing. In these paintings John uses found images of old postcards and paints over them with images of fresh flowers and corals to create another layer to the artwork. You can also find daffodils in some of John’s artworks. Did you know daffodils symbolize new beginnings? Download the instructions & template below and start creating!

Paper Daffodil Instructions
Paper Daffodil Template

 

Yomeciland Finger Puppets

Remember Yomeciland? It was a digital art installation we had in the Studio that explored how we can create wacky and wonderful virtual creatures with the sounds of our voices. Artists Uyen Nguyen and Matthew Riley have created two cute finger puppets that you can make at home, all you need to do is cut them out of the template and glue them together!

Scratch Coding Competition

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Magic Beach Colouring Template

Magic Beach is coming to Bunjil Place soon! So why not get excited and have a go at colouring in your own Magic Beach?

Bailey Colouring Competition

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Chill out (virtually) in the Gallery

Did you know that you can still visit our Gallery from home? Check out some of our most loved exhibitions in our Gallery space, all from the comfort of home.

Diaspora, Psyche: John Young

John Young Virtual Tour

Even though the doors are closed, our current exhibition Diaspora, Psyche is available to view in a virtual tour - just click the link below and take a stroll through this survey of works by contemporary artist John Young spanning 17 years (2003–2019).

Take the Virtual Tour

Image: Installation view: John Young, ‘Diaspora, Psyche’, Bunjil Place Gallery, 2021. © John Young. Photography: Christian Capurro

 

miffy and friends

miffy and friends

Missing Miffy? Us too! Why not take a trip down memory lane through our last exhibition that featured the iconic work of miffy creator Dick Bruna.

Take the Virtual Tour