MPRG kids festival - Teaming art and sport

Saturday, 07 April 2018 | 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Saturday 7 April, 11am–4pm

Cost: $15 family pass, for two adults and up to four children. Includes 12 activity tickets and unlimited access to the Gallery.

Check the fixture, slip on some sports gear and head to MPRG and the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre for an art and sports day in the April school holidays. Enjoy food trucks, activities, demonstrations, a giant rock climbing wall and creative arts activities designed for the whole family. View artists at work, join an age-appropriate tour of Play On: The art of sport exhibition and discover how artists reflect on sporting culture in Australia.

Dress up in your favourite sports uniform, have your face painted to support our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games and shoot goals in the Peninsula North Playball activity pitch. See demonstrations in the Gallery from MYC Gymnastics and Peninsula Kung Fu whilst the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre will be hosting basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and more.


1. Gallery

Treasure hunt
11am – 4pm
Follow the clues and hunt down the answers. Every child is a winner.

12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (each demo approx. 20 minutes)
Discover what Peninsula Kung Fu and Mornington Youth Club (MYC) Gymnastics do and have a go yourself! Peninsula Kung Fu – 12 noon and 2pm, MYC Gymnastics – 1pm and 3pm

Kids exhibition tour
12.30pm and 2.30pm (approx. duration 20 minutes)
MPRG senior curator Danny Lacy will ‘coach’ the kids through the exhibition Play On: The Art of Sport. See the paintings, films and installations that reflect on Australia’s sporting culture.

Kids activity space
11am – 4pm
Decorate a ball and see if you can shoot a bullseye in the Play On kids activity space.

2. Gallery lounge

11am – 4pm
* Ticketed activity one ticket per participant
Have your face painted in your favourite team colours or for the Commonwealth Games.

3. Gallery forecourt
Food trucks 

11am – 4pm
Re-fuel on delicious treats from Peninsula-based food trucks. Pizza, chips, burgers and coffee (more than your average sports club canteen).

4. Gallery east courtyard

Art activities
11am – 4pm

Make a trophy: for 9-12 year olds
Make a paper cup trophy to commemorate a great win.

Make a medal: for 2-5 year olds
Create a paper medal and wear it proudly.

Paint a canvas: for teen players
Design and paint your own sporting nickname.

5. Gallery west lawn

11am – 4pm
* Ticketed activity one ticket per participant
Both challenging and fun, climb the giant 8 metre wall and ring the bell at the top to let everyone know you’ve made it! Qualified instructors fit the harnesses, enjoy a controlled safe environment.

6. Gallery east lawn

Peninsula North Playball
11am – 4pm
* Ticketed activity one ticket per participant
Hone your ball skills with a series of games and activities.

7. Civic Reserve Recreation Centre

Sport activities
11am – 4pm
Games and activities on the basketball courts and in the Table Tennis Centre with instructors. For all ages and abilities.

8. Mornington Civic Bowls Club

Barefoot bowling
11am – 4pm
Kick off your shoes and take to the green for a round of barefoot bowls. Experts will share the tricks of the game on natural grass. 



  • Saturday, 07 April 2018 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


MPRG and Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington 3931  View Map

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