Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, the exhibition is part of the 2015-2016 Sydney International Art Series and the first major survey of the work of one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Grayson Perry.
Following two extremely popular pop-up family spaces for both Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration and Light Show exhibitions, the MCA will open ‘My Pretty Little Art Studio’, a dedicated Grayson Perry-themed creative space for budding artists and their carers to enjoy on summer school holidays and on weekends throughout the exhibition.
This specially designed space is located inside the MCA’s National Centre for Creative Learning on Level 3. It offers a range of free interactive activities for children of all ages, including paper-plane decorating workshops and a ‘design-your-own-pot’ station, where visitors will see their own pot designs projected onto real pots in a digital recreation of Grayson Perry’s London studio.
Yael Filipovic, MCA Public Engagement Manager, commented: “My Pretty Little Art Studio is designed to encourage the young – and the young at heart – to engage with and respond to Grayson Perry’s fascinating body of work. It’s about families and friends coming together at the end of the exhibition for a fun, social, hands-on art-making experience.”
In addition to ‘My Pretty Little Art Studio’, the MCA will offer a range of activities for children of all ages including Art Play (every Wednesday morning throughout the exhibition, except during school holidays), Art Safari on 2 and 26 February (ages 3-5), Sunday Family Fun Day on 28 February (ages 4+), and Genext on 6 March (ages 12-18). The MCA Cafe will offer kid-friendly meals including a new Kids Lunch Box packed with a chicken sandwich, fresh fruit, cookies and a banana milkshake.
Family tickets* are available for $50 at tickets.mca.com.au. For more information about the MCA’s Kids & Families program, please visit www.mca.com.au/kids. #MCAkids #GraysonPerry
*Family tickets include 2 Adults and up to 3 Children. This ticket is for families with teenagers. Children 12 and under are FREE but must be registered with a CHILD ticket for exhibition entry.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
The MCA’s Hosts are happy to assist parents in the galleries by sharing a floorplan of the exhibition and highlighting suitable artworks to explore with the whole family.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
My Pretty Little Art Studio
For families, all ages welcome.
Free, drop-in, we welcome a $5 donation per family
Open most weekends: 12 December 2015–1 May 2016, 10.30am–4pm
Special holiday weekday hours: every day from 21 December until 10 January, 10.30am–4pm (See mca.com.au for the complete dates)
Tuesday 2 & Friday 26 February, 10.30–11.30am & 1–2pm
$28 per Child/$15 MCA Members and Concessions* (includes exhibition entry)
Every Wednesday, 10am–12 noon (Except during school holidays)
Free, drop-in, we welcome a $5 donation per family Creative Studios
Sunday 6 March, 6–9pm FREE, bookings essential mca.com.au/genext
Genext is an after-hours, festival style event connecting young people with contemporary art and artists. Next generation makers and thinkers come together to enjoy live music, participatory performance, interactive experiences, tasty snacks, and art-making as well as exclusive access to MCA exhibitions after hours.