summer holiday activities and workshops at mga
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Looking for cool activities over summer?

MGA has you covered with our summer exhibition Life aquatic and some fantastic public programs for kids!


Please note that MGA is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

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Events and workshops

MGA school holiday photography workshop for 8-16yr olds

5 January 2017 to 25 January 2017

MGA is planning a School Holiday photography workshop series with local photographer Sandra Davis for 8-16yr olds. If you would like your child to participate in this series of workshops, please register your expression of interest. Once MGA receives enough registrations (minimum of 8) we will call you to confirm the workshops are going ahead and organise payment. >Click here to register your expression of interest Read on for the details of each week’s session: SCHOOL HOLIDAY Photography…

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Underwater Garden

9 December 2016 to 26 February 2017

Swim gently through our Underwater Garden this summer. Specially created by local Melbourne ‘craft-gangsters’ Poppies for Grace, this evocative space will have you under its spell in seconds.

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Coral Reef

9 December 2016 to 26 February 2017

Help us to grow our Coral Reef wall in the gallery. Our Coral Reef has been constructed with recycled materials from the daily activities of the gallery and Chumanchu@MGA. Help us grow our coral by adding colour and texture to our wall!. Gather your materials from the gallery front desk with a gold coin donation.  .

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Storytime for pre-schoolers in our Underwater Garden

11 January 2017

Dress in your best underwater-inspired outfit and dive in for a watery storytime with Lilian the Wheelers Hill Library Children’s Librarian. Two sessions: 10.30am Wednesday 11 January 10.30am Wednesday 25 January. Meet under the seaweed in the gallery!. Bookings not required.

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Lumen print workshop with Ruth Maddison

12 February 2017

Join special guest, exhibiting artist Ruth Maddison, for a hands-on workshop inspired by her photographic series ‘Girt by sea’ currently on display in Life aquatic. Lumen printing exposes black and white darkroom paper to the sun. You will create your compositions from plant-life collected from MGA’s lake and grounds (or bring your own). Don’t forget your hat! Sunday 12 February, 1–3pm $60 Friends of MGA $70 non-members All materials included. Suitable for ages …

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Featured Exhibitions

Life aquatic
9 December 2016 to 26 February 2017
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Monash Gallery of Art is the premier cultural facility of the City of Monash