KAWS: Playtime – Kids Exhibition at NGV

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness has arrived at the NGV International and in conjunction with this major exhibition a free immersive exhibition for kids called KAWS: Playtime has opened.

This fun-filled space features American artist KAWS’s signature character BFF and artwork referencing his popular toy-like figures. 

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KAWS: Playtime at NGV
KAWS: Playtime

Families are invited to explore BFF’s world through hands-on interactive experiences. The walls are lined with BFF’s royal blue and hundreds of floating BFF heads and eyes. Kids can sit inside cosy and colourful nooks throughout the play space.

KAWS: Playtime at NGV
Interactive Media Hub

Make a friend for BFF

Kids can draw a friend for BFF on the interactive screens – what will BFF’s friend look like? will he be happy or sad? big or small? Once the drawing is finished it can be shared by email.

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KAWS: Playtime at NGV
Interactive Media Hub
KAWS: Playtime at NGV
Kids artwork displayed on the big screen

Pop-up Surprise Card

Kids can let their imagination go wild with their own creative kit containing a pop-up surprise card and a set of alphabet stickers designed by KAWS.

KAWS: Playtime at NGV
KAWS furniture
KAWS: Playtime at NGV
KAWS pop-up surprise card

BFF and Friends

Kids can create a video portrait to share with their friends and family by positioning themselves in front of the camera and recording. BFF’s hands and heads will track and cover your own hands and head. My son loved this area, it’s a lot of fun.

KAWS: Playtime at NGV
KAWS interactive Media Hub
KAWS: Playtime at NGV
Recording nook

KAWS: PLAYTIME is an engaging and vibrant exhibition designed by KAWS specifically for children and families in celebration of the arts and self-expression. 
Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV

There’s a small collection of KAW’s most popular toy-like figures in miniature size when entering the KAWS: Playtime exhibition.

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This fun exhibition has come in perfect time for the Spring School Holidays.
Check out our blog on KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness exhibition.

Dates: 20 September 2019-13 April 2020
Time: 10am–5pm daily
Location: NGV International
Price: KAWS: Playtime is FREE
KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness exhibition: Adult $20, Kids (5-15yrs) $10, Family (2 adults + 3 kids) $45
For more information click here.

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