The Big Draw 2015
Celebrate the Big Draw 2015 with us on each Sunday in October. This year’s theme is ‘Every drawing tells a story’.
4 October – Drawn in
Put pencil to paper while listening to folk songs played by Zhi Zhao on accordion and soprano Miriam Rose. Grab the opportunity to get your caricature drawn by cartoonist Andrew Hore or Chris Wilson.
11 October – Portrait puzzle tale
What is your tale? Take part in a giant puzzle making activity. Be inspired by your favourite tale or invent one of your own.
18 October – Story sculpture
People have marked their journeys and told their stories in environmental sculptures and carvings in cultures all around the world. Come and add your story to our collaborative sculptural drawing activity.
25 October – Story time
Watch or read Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and create your own visual responses. Screenings at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 1.00pm (15 minutes).
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.