Colourwheel at the Art Gallery of NSW

On our recent visit to Sydney, little Miss and I visited the Art Gallery of NSW and headed straight down to lower level 2 to the contemporary galleries where we checked out the Colourwheel exhibition.

Colourwheel celebrates the playful and dynamic ways in which modern artists have used colour. Inspired by the colour wheels used by scientists and artists to understand the mysteries of colour, the exhibition also invites viewers – especially children – to engage in some chromatic play and experiment of their own, with a lively colour trail and kids activity area.

Little Miss had a quick look around the exhibition's paintings, videos, coloured food and tin sculptures and headed straight to the activity table where she was spoilt with choice with a few colour specific activities. Activities on offer were a colour-in activity where little ones were invited to colour in their own seagull, draw & colour-in their favourite food on a plate and use cut up coloured shapes to make their own little coloured paper sculpture.

Children had to replicate the tin sculptures from artist Robert Klippel by using cut up pieces of coloured paper and display them once complete. Little Miss had a go but needed a bit of help with this activity.

She did however enjoy colouring in her own seagull that she then hung onto the wall along with others. We spent several hours in the Art Gallery looking at contemporary art, the Matisse and the Moderns exhibition and many others.

We had a spot of lunch at the gallery café which had really nice food and a special kids lunch pack for $15 which included an apple or orange Juice, a little homemade muesli bar, an apple and a harm, cheese & tomato sandwich. Some crayons and sheets of the Colourwheel plate colour-in activity were available for little ones to use during lunch.

After lunch, little Miss wanted to go back to the Kids area for more Colourwheel fun, so we did!

Colourwheel is on at the Art Gallery of NSW until May 29th 2016 and is FREE for everyone.
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We took the train to St James station and had a nice walk through the Botanical Gardens and the Domain before heading to the Art Gallery.