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Your Story Garden: Tai Snaith

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c3 Contemporary Art Space forecourt

Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers St

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Convent Kids presents: The Grand Imaginarium: Your Story Garden with Tai Snaith

Children are invited to let their imaginations run wild at the Abbotsford Convent this summer, as our stunning gardens are brought to life with artists, authors and illustrators through a series of exciting bookmaking workshops.

Taking inspiration from a magical meander through the gardens, children will create their very own book in ‘the Grand Imaginarium’ in front of our c3 gallery forecourt – a place for creative exploration, collaboration and imaginative bookmaking.

Children will not only take a copy of their own book home but will also contribute to a special compilation of stories which will be placed around the Convent, creating a story trail for other children to enjoy when they visit the Convent.

These sessions are recommended for children aged 5 – 10 years old. Children under 8 years old should be accompanied by an adult. Adults can attend for free.

Wednesday 24 January – Tai Snaith

Drawing inspiration from the sprawling summer gardens of the Abbotsford Convent, Tai will help children build their own pictorial ‘world’ using clay, collage and water colour!

With an experimental playfulness, rich imagination and sense of humour, Tai Snaith works across many materials and within widely varying styles and contexts including ceramics, painting, performance, installation and fiction. Tai has shown extensively both in Australia and overseas, and in 2012 her first picture book, ‘The Family Hour in Australia, was published by Thames and Hudson. ‘Sticks and Stones, Animal Homes’ was published in 2015 and her most recent book ‘Slow Down World’ came out earlier this year.

Please note: each workshop is 2 hours in length and there are two sessions available. Simply select your preferred session at check out.
Session 1:
10am – 12pm
Session 2: 1pm – 3pm

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‘The Grand Imaginarium: Your Story Garden’ is presented as part of the Convent Kids program - an exciting new year-round program developed by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation for children and families to explore and create art together.

‘The Grand Imaginarium: Your Story Garden’ is proudly presented in partnership with Kids’ Own Publishing as part of the Convent Kids program, and is supported by The Ian Potter Foundation and Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Proceeds from this public program directly support Kids’ Own Publishing’s creative arts and publishing projects with communities in need. Kids’ Own Publishing uses creativity and community publishing to increase children’s and young people’s literacy development, sense of identity and belonging in the wider community.

Image credit: 'Winter Solstice' courtesy of Tai Snaith

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