Family Art Toi Mā Te Whanau
Bringing Family Art Activities Online
21 May 2020
Govett-Brewster’s Education team has been bringing Family Art online, until it is able to resume its regular sessions at the Gallery.
Every week, the Gallery Educators have been sharing art activities that can be done easily at home, on the Govett-Brewster Instagram.
These will also shortly be available on the website, for audiences to access at any time.
Look out for updates when we launch this.
For now, you can still access our family art activities on Instagram including the 'Family Art with Fox' video series.
The latest episode, ‘Get Off That Sofa’ accompanies the most recent new activity idea - making your own installation art obstacle course, consisting of a Hallway Maze, Blindfold Walk, Sense Hut and Colour Run.
All of the activities were crafted with the aim to be easily done with items found around the home. Among the most popular has been the Len Lye style pots ‘n’ pan sculptures.
Other ideas include making bubble-popping art that shows your ‘Family Mirumiru’, experimenting with food colouring to make a frozen world, or a Sky Snakes 'Shadow Hunt’.
The team have also looked to artworks featured in the Gallery’s 50 - year collection for inspiration.
Make a cut-out miniature clothes line, representing your family, inspired by Christina Hellyar’s Country Clothesline, 1972, or create miniature caves, in a nod to Peter Taylor’s Return to Frazer Cave, 1982; an artwork dealing with the international fight to preserve ancient Tasmanian rain forests.
Access and share all the activities on the links below:
Family Art with Fox: Get Off That Sofa – Installation Art Obstacle Course: Hallway Maze, Blindfold Walk, Sense Hut and Colour Run
Family Art with Fox: Adventures with a Pencil – Drawing Game: What’s Inside the Bag?
Cut-Out Miniature Clothes Line