Football games for Hosanna (6 years) and Aleksander (4 years). Featuring Josie Kunoth Petyarre, Anmatyerre people, Northern Territory, Football Alice Springs, 2014, synthetic polymer paint on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Mossenson Galleries.


The Studio is a dynamic space of art education and engagement for students and families. Keen art lovers enjoy hands on art activities inspired by the Gallery’s exhibition program, free of charge, thanks to generous support of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

Transformed three times per year to reflect the Gallery’s major exhibitions, The Studio has garnered successful audience engagement from school groups to the general public attracting thousands of visitors each year.


Lurid and luminescent, The Magic Object Studio lures art lovers of all ages. The Gallery invites schools and families to embrace art led learning experiences and discoveries inspired by the work of Melbourne based artist Kate Rohde.

Visitors to The Studio will contribute to a wall of hypercolour patterning made under black light.

Early years and primary school groups will encounter the magic of mathematics as they explore shapes, repetition and pattern, while secondary students collaborate to make their own hypercoloured sculptures.

When Open daily from Friday 26 February, 10am – 4.45pm daily
(may be in use by school groups on weekdays, 10am-2.30pm)
Where The Studio, Lower Ground Floor
Cost Free, all materials supplied

Schools are offered exclusive access between the hours of 10am and 2pm daily.  To check if The Studio is in use by a school group, we recommend that you call 08 8207 7065 prior to your visit.

image detail: Kate Rohde, born 1980, Melbourne, Ornament Crimes, 2015, Rigg Design Prize 2015, National Gallery of Victoria. Courtesy the artist and the National Gallery of Victoria. photo: Brooke Holm