Kidzone provides children (and parents) with a great opportunity to participate in some fun art activities which relate to the artworks in the exhibition. The activities have been designed for children aged 5 – 12 years old and include colouring-in and making a small paper sculpture. Children of all ages can also make their own contribution to a fantastic collaborative wall sculpture using mosaic tiles. We have also produced a Children’s Sculpture Trail map to help engage children with the whole exhibition. These are available at the gate.
Artists Workshops will also be held by two of the exhibiting artists Margaret Lewis and Martin Horspool.
Margaret Lewis, leading urban artist, will engage children in a unique string art on ply to create words selected from her fence installation site inspired by a positive message for Women's Refuge at NZSoS. Children can nail and string alongside Margaret for as long as they like helping to bring the artwork to life.
Martin Horspool, aka "Robot-Man", is one of the few people lucky enough to visualise personalities hidden in disused household items. He will work with children to create a giant dog-like sculpture using upcycled and found objects including plastic milk bottles, wigs, and broken toys. Children will be using cable ties and wire to construct until the personality and creation is formed.
Margaret Lewis workshops will run on Saturday 12 and 19 of November 10am - 2pm.
Martin Horspool workshops will run on Sunday 13 and 20 of November 10am - 2pm.
Kidzone is open 10am - 4pm, Saturday 12, Sunday 13, Saturday 19, Sunday 20 of November.