Wild City is a children's art making workshop and exhibition by artist Kathy Holowko. Children are invited to help turn a small sculptural city into a thriving green metropolis, where animals share the landscape and are considered citizens of the mini urban centre. Children will be introduced to real and inspiring stories of animal architecture, wildlife corridors, green roofs and other animal friendly ideas. Then, using their imagination and making skills they will turn the city wild!
They can make sculptures, build things, and plant new habitats. There will be four playful sessions with children and then some of their work will be included in the collaborative sculpture that will be exhibited in the gallery until 24 November. The Wild City exhibition uses a playful twist on architectural models to present an alterntive vision for our future enlivened by the imagination of children.
Wild City won the People’s Choice Award at the Art For Social Change Award Show at Incinerator Gallery 2018.
This project was seeded by City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab. Wild City at St Helliers Street Gallery is supported by the City of Yarra Small Project Grant. Watch this video for more info.
The gallery space will get too squishy with parents but Cam's Cafe is located next to the gallery and it is recommended parents are available in this space to keep an eye on the kids and be there if children want to leave early.