School Holiday Programs


Our School Holiday Programs offer fun and dynamic opportunities for children to explore their creativity in response to works of art on display at the Art Gallery.
Join practicing artists and specialist children’s guides for a chance to experience, discuss and make works of art.


Power of Pattern Tying and Dyeing
Enjoy a guided tour of The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection and have fun using the techniques of tying and clamping creating your own powerful patterns on a tote bag to take home.
When: Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October, 10am, 11.30am (for 5 to 8-year-olds) and 1pm (for 9 to 12-year olds)
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $10 per child. 
Bookings essential. Call 8207 7005 or email

Power of Pattern Exploring Shibori
Experience the art of shibori dyeing in the school holidays in this introductory workshop inspired by the display The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection. Participants will explore shibori techniques of fabric gathering, sewing, clamping and pole wrapping learning how to design and create intricate patterns on fabric using natural dyes to make a tote bag or cushion cover.
When:  daily workshops at 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 October 2015
Cost: $30
Age suitability: (13-16 year olds). 
Bookings essential, limited places. To register your interest, call 8207 7005 or email