MoB School Holidays
Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane is set to transform its award-winning exhibition The Storytellers into a cool, creative playground this summer school holiday, with non-stop fun for all ages.
Forget what you know about a traditional museum experience in MoB's new one-of-a-kind interactive exhibition, The Storytellers: Next Chapter, where children of all ages are encouraged to draw on the walls.
Step inside a life-sized story book, add your own unique sunflower to the handmade sunflower field, and help a flock of feathery Ibis take over Brisbane when creativity, colour and crafting chaos takes over the Museum throughout the school holidays.
Activities in The Storytellers: Next Chapter include adding graffiti to a tiny cell inside Boggo Road Gaol, planting a handmade fabric sunflower in the field of sunflowers, and stepping inside a life-sized colouring-in book where you can add colour and pattern to the black and white interior of a dilapidated Queenslander, bringing back life to an old beauty, inspired by a Nick Earls short story.
Other highlights include Flood Memories, a place where you can take a quiet moment to tell your stories or draw a memory of when the water rose, and Retro Interior, a huge collage of everything retro in a mash-up of mid-century pattern and colour.
Let your imagination run wild and help Museum of Brisbane bring The Storytellers to life.
Transform your Museum visit into an exciting game of Eye Spy and discover details you might otherwise have missed. Can you see the plate of dumplings? What about the lady holding a pineapple? This playful, free Museum experience will immerse visitors in all manners of local art, history and culture, encompassing five different exhibitions.
Teen Painting Workshop with Holly Anderson - Dec 16, 10am-2:30pm, $55
The teen painting workshop is back by popular demand this school holiday. City in the Sun artist Holly Anderson will encourage teens to contemplate the more ephemeral elements of the Brisbane landscape while exploring practical drawing and painting skills. Suitable for all skill levels, this half-day painting workshop will provide the materials, inspiration and know-how to capture the beauty of our city.
Teens Behind the Scenes - Dec 17, 10am-12:30pm, $30
Ever wondered what goes on behind locked doors in a Museum? Find out in this exclusive summer workshop for teens! This workshop is a rare opportunity to uncover the secret spaces hidden out of sight. You'll learn how the Museum looks after its collections and how they prepare artworks for display, plus meet Museum experts and even get a glimpse at the messy stuff, like the spaces and tools used to build and demolish exhibitions.
With a fun adventure available every single day of the week, there’s so much to see and do at Museum of Brisbane!
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Museum of Brisbane
Level 3, City Hall
King George Sq
Dec 9-Jan 23, 2022
Free and ticketed