Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids at NGV

The latest kids exhibition at NGV International has arrived just in time for the School Holidays. Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids is by Swiss contemporary artist Olaf Breuning. The exhibition invites kids to participate in conversations about the future of our planet.

Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids will run from 25 June – 3 October 2021.

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The exhibition space has been beautifully curated with Breuning’s illustrations and characters, the dramatic lava floor and forest scenes are catching to the eye and also pull on the heartstrings about the future of our planet.

There are three different activity spaces for kids to explore, Nature and UsJust a Person and Our Plans for the Planet

For me, drawing is a way to visually illustrate my thoughts on our world in a humorous and playful way. I hope Plans for The Planet will provide a platform for the next generation to think about their planet and feel empowered to share their voices and play a part in shaping the world they live in.

Olaf Breuning

Artist

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On entering the exhibition space kids can collect a Plans for the Planet card, this can be used to scan the yellow flowers throughout the exhibition to activate multi-media activities and animations.

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Just a Person

One of the first rooms to discover is the brightly coloured Just a Person space. Kids can create a self-portrait in one of the hot pink photo booths. Taking inspiration from one of the many Breuning drawings on the floor, kids are invited to capture a self-portrait and choose different images of objects to help explain who they are.

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Nature and Us

Breuning has created impactful illustrations of animals who have been affected by their destroyed habitat by fossil fuels and logging. Kids are encouraged to work together to change things and look after the planet. Each interactive device allows kids to draw their own trees with the aim to save the forest. The drawings are then transferred to the main screen on the wall, presenting their creative vision for the future.

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Our Plans for the Planet

Our Plans for the Planet is the last activity in the exhibition. It aims to inspire kids to think about what plans they have for the future of our planet, by sharing their thoughts, hopes and ideas for the world they live in.

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It seems like perfect timing that the Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids exhibition has arrived at the NGV, with so many kids experiencing anxiety about the future of our planet it’s nice to see a space where they can express themselves and start a conversation around sustainability.

Date: 25 June – 3 October 2021
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: NGV International
Price: FREE
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