Teens are invited to take over the National Gallery of Australia Saturday 7 December for the launch of Art IRL (‘in real life’), a new program connecting young audiences with art, artists and each other through a whole lot of photo-worthy interactions.
The exhibition was co-produced by teens for teens, with National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich saying Art IRL was a significant new contribution for audiences in their formative years.
As a part of Art IRL, the Gallery will host several teen-exclusive events onsite, online and on tour throughout the year all focused around peer-led learning. Best of all, they are completely parent and teacher free.
Visiting teens can expect to get creative, dance and makeup some noise among artist-led workshops, performances, live music, snacks and social activities responding to real world trends, technology and issues all year round.
The Art IRL: Teen Takeover program features:
Australian War Memorial | Bangarra Dance Theatre | Canberra Symphony Orchestra Canberra Youth Theatre | Canberra Glassworks | Girls Rock! Canberra headspace | National Film and Sound Archive | National Museum of Australia National Portrait Gallery | QL2 Dance | Royal Australian Mint University of Canberra | Warehouse Circus