Artsplore Sydney: Family Arts Events, February 2017

Things have gotten a bit quieter around town, now that the holidays are over, but there are still plenty of family arts events in Sydney this February. Get artsploring!

Monkey Tales
Chinese Garden of Friendship
3 – 5 February
Recommended Age: 8+
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster with a magical theatrical adventure around the Chinese Garden of Friendship!
Follow the naughty monkey in a twilight search for the missing ball of friendship. What happens when he encounters the dragons, the lion and the fearsome wizard?
This interactive performance for ages 8+ is an imaginative journey of friendship, fun and forgiveness written and presented by the award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company.

Mr. Stink
Seymour Centre
27 – 28 February
Recommended Age: 6 – 12
Tickets: $29
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The team behind The 13- 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses live on stage return with this touching, twisted and hilarious, and very smelly tale… hold on to your nose!

Disney’s Aladdin
Through 26 March
Capitol Theatre
Recommended Age: 6+
Tickets:$75 – $195
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From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant! It defies expectations.” Filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance, ALADDIN is “Pure Genie-us!” ravesUSA Today.”

Mia Michaels Dance Workshops
Dance Workshops for 8 – 12 year olds and 13+ year olds
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Sunday 12 February
$149 – $249
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Join 3-time Emmy Award Winning Choreographer and Director Mia Michaels for a dance experience like no other.


The Young Creators Exhibition
Chatswood Concourse Art Space
Through 11 February
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An exhibition of artworks by Rosie Deacon and Liam Benson celebrating and challenging notions of Australian identity. Curated by The Young Creators.

Museum of Contemporary Art
Recommended Age: 0 – 5
Suggested Donation: $5
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Drop-in any time between 10am and midday and let creative play lead the way!
Explore the interactive Bella Room, have fun with fancy dress, sing songs, play exhibition inspired games and put your dance moves to the test!

Drop in and Make: Rooster Headdress
Art Gallery NSW
5 & 12 February
Free, drop in activity
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Celebrate Lunar New Year and make a sculptural rooster headdress.
Join us any time between 11am and 4pm. For children with their parents or carers. All materials and instructions are provided.

Tatsuo Miyajima Family Space
Museum of Contemporary Art
Weekends through 5 March
All ages welcome
Free, drop in
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We invite you and your family to create, play and learn together as you turn light into music, meditate on a lotus leaf, create a collaborative light drawing and curl up on a bean bag with a picture book in our story time corner! Engage with key ideas in the artist’s work and have fun in this interactive family space.

Art Safari
Museum of Contemporary Art
February 7 and 17
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Skinny, squiggly, straight and swirly!
Look for lines of every kind in artworks throughout the gallery!
Read along to a story, play games and experiment with materials to create your very own lovely line artwork!

Drop in and Make: Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Art Gallery of NSW
Sundays 19 February, 5 and 19 March
All ages welcome
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Discover swirling clouds and dramatic mists in the Gallery’s collection and make your own silvery sky-scape.
Join us any time between 11am and 4pm. For children with their parents or carers. All materials and instructions are provided.

Tours for Tots: Eye Spy
Art Gallery of NSW
23 and 28 February
Recommended Age: 3 – 5
$25 per child
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Fun artmaking tours for 3 – 5 year olds. Discover art and make your own.

*All of the information presented here has been collected from information provided by the organizers. Please check with the relevant organizations before making commitments and travel plans.*

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