Opening Saturday 19 February 2022
In 2022, Adelaide Festival Centre will be host to Children's Artspace: a place for all children, students, and families to come and share ideas and engage in art created by South Australian children.
With a brand-new exhibition for each school term, Children's Artspace provides a safe space for discussions around important issues and big topics facing the kids of today. Artists for the four exhibitions in 2022 have been selected with the assistance of Adelaide Central School of Art from their pool of graduates.
Children's Artspace's first exhibition is Kaleidoscope: Playing with Colour. Guided by South Australian artist Ruby Chew in an exhibition curated by Alice Dilger, students from Hackham West School and Keller Road Primary School have created an exhibition of artworks that will come together, complete with painting and sculptural elements. This big, bright, and bold exhibition encourages children to learn through creativity, fun, and expression.
There will also be workshops, interactive experiences, and performances throughout 2022 that accompany the exhibitions.
Children's Artspace is also connecting South Australian children with art experiences all around the world, with online workshops planned with galleries in Hamada, Japan, and New York City, USA. Other galleries and museums around Australia and the world will provide opportunities for fun and engaging learning through play and discovery.
Join us for Children's Artspace's opening day as part of the Families at Adelaide Festival Centre's Family Day!
Image 1: Kaleidoscope Workshops
Image 2: OUR STORIES workshop, Renee Gibson
Image 3: International Jazz Day workshop, Israel Baldago
Image 4: Creating a Mural with Elizabeth Close, Catherine Leo
Image 5: Leaps & Bounds, Amber Eyes Imagery
Image 6: Children's Artspace workshops, Simon Rogers
Keen to support Children's Artspace?
Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation is proud to support Children's Artspace throughout its first year of incredible exhibitions.
Learn more about how you can get in touch with the Foundation and donate to help create this space for children, students, and families to engage with art and be inspired by one another.