NGV hits the road with biggest ever kids tour

11 January 2023

The largest ever NGV Kids on Tour program, is set to hit the road bringing free art and creative activities to more than 130 venues across the state.

NGV promotional poster

The 2023 NGV Kids on Tour program is taking place in galleries, libraries, paediatric hospitals, neighbourhood houses, migrant resource centres and community organisations in regional, suburban and metropolitan areas across the state – from Cobram to Craigieburn and Warrnambool to West Gippsland.

This year’s tour celebrates the theme ‘Let’s Make Art’, offering captivating and creative activities spanning sculpture, drawing, collage and creative writing for kids and their families.

The program also offers dedicated workshops for teens to help them hone their skills and build their portfolios, with leading artists sharing their expertise and experience with Victoria’s budding creatives.

NGV Kids on Tour commenced in 2014 and is one of the ways the gallery is bringing the best art and creative experiences to Victorians of all ages, no matter where they live.

NGV’s year-round outreach programs range from talks at regional galleries and loans of iconic items from the NGV Collection to online social activities for senior citizens and activities for people living in aged care.

NGV Kids on Tour is part of a massive summer of programming for kids and families at the NGV, which will see the NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia come alive with free family activities for the Kids Summer Festival 2023 from 14 to 22 January.

Families can visit the NGV website at for a list of NGV Kids on Tour locations and other summer programs for kids. Activity dates and times are listed on venue websites.