Above the Canopy – Exhibition tour for families

Sat 9 July 2022
11:00 am 12:00 pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Cost
$10
Accessible
07/09/2022 11:00 am 07/09/2022 12:00 pm Above the Canopy – Exhibition tour for families Families with curious kids aged 5 to 12 years old are invited to enjoy this tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Above the Canopy’. Guided by a gallery curator, the tour will encourage kids and adults to explore the exhibition and learn about the artworks on display. Find the different shapes, forms, textures, colours and themes of the artworks through an interactive game of ‘I spy’. Learn about the materials and techniques used by artists and spark your imagination to discover their possible meanings. The whole family will have fun learning together on the tour. ‘Above the Canopy’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment.  Nature has provided an infinite source of inspiration for visual artists across millennia. They have captured its beauty, documented the impacts of changing weather patterns, and commented on unsustainable human practices. This exhibition conveys the unimaginable grandeur of nature while exploring concerns for climate action and the need to protect the planet for future generations.  Through hyperreal images of lush and verdant forests alongside detailed studies of insects, botany, birds and geology, ‘Above the Canopy’ shows a deep appreciation for our majestic and awe-inspiring world. Featuring artists working with installation, photography, painting, animation and textiles, this exhibition creates a theatrical, immersive and regenerative experience that acknowledges the significance of Country and our need to care for it. Featuring: Sarah Hendy, Janet Laurence, Michael McHugh, Rebecca Mayo, Catherine Nelson, Grant Stevens and Judy Watson. Image: Kids exhibition tour, ‘Expanded Canvas’, Town Hall Gallery, 2022. Artwork featured by Lara Merrett. Photography by ImagePlay. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Families with curious kids aged 5 to 12 years old are invited to enjoy this tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Above the Canopy’. Guided by a gallery curator, the tour will encourage kids and adults to explore the exhibition and learn about the artworks on display.

Find the different shapes, forms, textures, colours and themes of the artworks through an interactive game of ‘I spy’. Learn about the materials and techniques used by artists and spark your imagination to discover their possible meanings. The whole family will have fun learning together on the tour.

‘Above the Canopy’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment. 

Nature has provided an infinite source of inspiration for visual artists across millennia. They have captured its beauty, documented the impacts of changing weather patterns, and commented on unsustainable human practices. This exhibition conveys the unimaginable grandeur of nature while exploring concerns for climate action and the need to protect the planet for future generations. 

Through hyperreal images of lush and verdant forests alongside detailed studies of insects, botany, birds and geology, ‘Above the Canopy’ shows a deep appreciation for our majestic and awe-inspiring world. Featuring artists working with installation, photography, painting, animation and textiles, this exhibition creates a theatrical, immersive and regenerative experience that acknowledges the significance of Country and our need to care for it.

Featuring: Sarah Hendy, Janet Laurence, Michael McHugh, Rebecca Mayo, Catherine Nelson, Grant Stevens and Judy Watson.

Image: Kids exhibition tour, ‘Expanded Canvas’, Town Hall Gallery, 2022. Artwork featured by Lara Merrett. Photography by ImagePlay.
Contact
Boroondara Arts
Category
Families
Talks & interest groups
Visual Arts