The Art Gallery of New South Wales and media partner the ABC present Together In Art Kids.
Take part in the power of art and join this new online project. Let’s come together in artmaking and share what we think, feel and see.
Now live with award-winning Del Kathryn Barton as first participating artist, Together In Art Kids invites primary school-aged children from around the country to create works to a specific theme.
The project was the brainchild of ABC health expert Dr Norman Swan, who was inspired by kids who unprompted began sending him their artworks. Dr Swan, a longstanding member of the Gallery’s Contemporary Collection Benefactors group, launched the project in the Coronacast podcast.
In a sense this idea came from the many kids who listen to Coronacast. The trigger was seeing a couple of amazing drawings they sent in spontaneously. The stories that children will tell through their art will be incredibly moving as well as funny and we at the ABC are proud to be partnering on this project.”
The idea was brought into being by the Art Gallery of NSW, which will display a curated selection of submissions in an online exhibition as part of its online social project Together In Art.
The initiative aims to provide a creative outlet for children during this period of uncertainty.
How it works
Each month one Australian artist will invite kids to create an artwork to a theme using materials available in their home. The resulting artworks can then be photographed and submitted by families to Together In Art Kids.
There are two age categories: 5-8 years and 9-12 years.
Children’s artworks shared on Together In Art will be seen by audiences around the world. It will capture a snapshot of this moment in time through their eyes. Some of the artworks will also be featured on ABC platforms.
Del Kathryn Barton announced the theme for the first month would be “Inner Worlds”.
“COVID-19 has changed the world in which we live – we all find ourselves more isolated in our physical spaces. This is an incredible opportunity to connect more deeply to our bodies and venture into the inestimable potential of our inner worlds.”
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Together in Art website.
What: Together in Art Kids
When: First exhibition from 18 May 2020
Where: Online (see link above)
Who: Children aged 5-12 years
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Image Source: Together in Art website.
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