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Isn't it great to have some sort of normal back for the summer school holidays? Get the family together and enjoy some creative fun in the sun at Bunjil Place this January with workshops, movies and a live outdoor performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!

Check out what we have planned for January 2021 below:

  • 10.00 am Tuesday 5 January - Characters: Making puppets for stop-motion with found objects
    In this ZOOM workshop participants will learn about the importance of character design by making a puppet using found objects at home and animating it!
  • 10.00 am Wednesday 6 January - Pixelation: Stop-motion for super powers
    There are cool things that animation enables you to do that live footage can not...like giving you superpowers! In this ZOOM workshop participants will think of a magic trick or superpower and use stop-motion to make a video about it!
  • 10.00 am Thursday 7 January - Origami stop-motion
    In this is super fun and playful ZOOM workshop participants will learn to make a paper puppet by folding and crafting techniques.
  • 5.30 pm Friday 8 January - Friday Flick - Ugly Dolls
    (includes Animation Home Studio Screening before movie)

    Friday Flicks returns to the Plaza BIG Screen in 2021 with this animated family adventure about free-spirited UglyDolls trying to find their place in the world.
  • Monday 11 to Friday 15 January - Le Petit Circus: Bon Appetit
    Join us in the Plaza for a daily performance and workshop with the lovable Le Petit Circus and their brand new show, Bon Appetit. Bon Appetit is a circus/physical theatre show set in a restaurant full of food, kitchen hijinks and chef mastery! 
  • 6.00 pm Friday 15 January - Friday Flick - Gurrumul
    We celebrate the final weekend of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new in the Gallery with Gurrumul, a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
  • 10.00 am Saturday 16 January - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Jams for Juniors
    Calling all little (and big) kids! You are invited to join the MSO in the function centre for a workshop exploring Tchaikovsky’s family favourite, The Nutcracker.
  • 6.30 pm Saturday 16 January - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Summer Symphony
    Experience a summer symphony under the skies when the MSO brings popular classical music to the Plaza with an amazing outdoor concert.
  • In the Gallery until Sunday 17 January - John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
    John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new reunites works of art made across a 40-year period. The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes in Kuninjku (and English) his places of special cultural significance known as kunred, as well as the sacred places and spirits – or Djang – that resurface time and time again in his art-making.
  • Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 January - NGV Kids on Tour
    NGV Kids on Tour returns in 2021 with plenty of creative fun for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s theme is ART IS FOR EVERYONE, so drop-in to a workshop in the Foyer and explore some great activities. Free with no booking required.
  • 6.00 pm Friday 22 January - Friday Flick - A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
    We continue our month of weird and wonderful animation with Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. From the creators of Wallace and Gromit this stop-motion masterpiece follows Shaun the Sheep in his quest to help a young alien find her way back home.  
  • 6.00 pm Friday 29 January - Friday Flick - Astro Kid
    Our month of weird and wonderful animation comes to a close with this spanking new French flick just out of the box office; Astro Kid!

Mums and Dads will also appreciate our new outdoor cafe set-up with online ordering - a relaxing (and welcomed) change from the hustle and bustle found in shopping centres at this time of year.