Art-chery | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ Five stars for a novel, artistic and fun activity
How does it work? You are given special foam-tipped arrows, a selection of paint colours and a canvas of your choice. You aim, fire, and SPLAT! Your artwork begins to take shape.
What does it cost? It depends on which option you choose. You can “give it a shot” for $10 which gives you six arrows to shoot at the group mural, or you can “make a masterpiece” for $25 which gives you twelve arrows and a canvas you can take home. On occasion when in stock, you can also opt for a t-shirt or tote bag instead of a canvas for $30.
Let’s be honest, the kids are going to want to go for the take-home options, which is a bit pricier, but it is a lot of fun and you’ll have a lasting souvenir of the activity. You can also share the arrows amongst a few family members for a collaborative piece to keep costs down.
The signage recommends the activity for children 8 years and above but welcomes younger children to try with adult help. The staff are on hand to help out younger kids and our 6 year old had no trouble with the bow and arrows at all – and only missed the canvas a couple of times (staff will let you have another try if this happens). Adult help is encouraged so kids of any age can potentially enjoy the activity.
We expected to get messy with this activity but not a drop of paint ended up anywhere except a smudge on the fingertips. Kids will need to be careful to avoid getting paint on their clothes, but it’s entirely doable.
You can opt to leave your canvas with the staff to dry, which is highly recommended – if you are seeing a show, have some fun with the art-chery before the show and then pick your painting up afterwards. The canvas used is a stiff board 50cm x 40cm so will last well.
You’ll find Art-chery set up in Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe near the Melba Spiegeltent, on the left of the main pathway down the hill from the East Terrace entrance.
What: Art-chery at the Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
When: Weekends and Public Holidays from 12pm-7pm during the Fringe, 2022
Where: Near the Melba Spiegeltent at Gluttony | Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, Adelaide
Who: Everyone, but advised for 8 years +
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