Area Advocates!

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History and National Museum Cardiff are part of a family of seven national museums across Wales that together form Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

National Museum Cardiff is located within the centre of Cardiff’s civic centre, has an internationally significant collection of Art and Science displays as well as changing exhibitions. David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons is the largest exhibition of David Nash’s work ever presented in Wales and marks the fiftieth anniversary of the artist living and working in Capel Rhiw – a former chapel in Blaenau Ffestiniog, north Wales. The exhibition, which will run until the 1 September features key sculptures from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring the different ways the artist has cut, carved and manipulated wood.

St Fagans is one of Europe’s best open–air museums with over 40 original Welsh buildings re-erected in the grounds of the 100-acre site. St Fagans explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Generations of visitors as well as artists and designers have been inspired by its collections of Welsh crafts and traditions. Gweithdy, Welsh for workshop is a new sustainable building in the woodland at St Fagans with an emphasis on making and traditional crafts.

Children’s Art Week activities will take place at both of these museums, giving children the opportunity to explore, to be inspired, to learn new skills and to make their own creations in response to the world around them. Museums are such inspirational places and National Museum Wales is delighted to be taking part in this initiative.


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted to be an area advocate for Children’s Art Week 2019. Join us to take part in one of our exciting creative activities, especially for children.

Tuesday: Toddler Time; a free self-led activity for under 5’s to explore the world around them through imaginative play. Every Tuesday 10.00-18.00.

Wonder & Wander; join a member of BALTIC’s learning team to explore one of BALTIC’s current exhibitions through sensory play at 11.30.

Saturday: Family Quest; a free mini tour with making; recommended for families with children aged 11 and under at 11.30.

Sunday: Meet & Make, a free drop-in activity led by a BALTIC artist from 14.00-16.00.

Every day: Quay; our learning space located on Level 2 is open seven days a week. Quay is a fun and informal place where you can chat, rest, learn and play.

Sensory Room; a quiet space to play and explore, open every day in Quay.

Explorer Packs; Ask at BALTIC’s Welcome Desk to borrow one of our Explorer Packs, designed especially to support children’s creative investigation and understanding of BALTIC’s exhibitions and building.

Kittiwake Explorer; pick up one of our brand new Kittiwake Explorer resources and head to the terrace on Level 4 to see the furthest inland colony of kittiwakes in the world!


Dundee Contemporary Arts

DCA Learning Programme is working with targeted groups — Yusuf Initiative boys and girls groups; the Maxwell Centre, Barnardo’s and Dundee International Women’s Centre – during CAW; to take creative activity and printmaking skills offsite and build ongoing relationships with the communities in each centre. The Learning team will be writing a web story with participants for DCA website from the week!

They have also programmed two main public events in response to requests from parents of young children for more activity that can give them confidence and skills to view and make art themselves with their children; Family Art Lab: see think make do with the exhibition Underworld and Family Art Lab: with Cupar Art Festival 

CAW is a great opportunity to focus on making our Learning programme more visible and to plan a concentrated period of connecting with new groups and organisations. We piloted this in 2018 and the response was overwhelmingly positive and wildly enthusiastic. For 2019 we have secured Trust funding so that we can build on relationships made and get our gelli plates and rollers into action again.


The Fitzwilliam Museum

We are delighted to be participating in Children’s Art Week. This event is an important feature of our children and families programme, helping promote us as a fun and engaging place to visit. 

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

From antiquity to the present day, the Fitzwilliam houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful works of art and historical artefacts, with paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and more. The Fitzwilliam is a great place to bring children. Entry is always free (including special exhibitions). 


GoMA

With our Saturday Art Club running for over 15th years we know how important it is to support and nurture creativity early, so GoMA’s excited to be part of the Engage Children’s Art Week. It’s great to be part of such an important national project and we can’t wait to get creative and inspire all those budding young artists of the future.

Martin Craig, Glasgow Museums

GoMA is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. It is a unique place that uses modern art to inspire an exchange of powerful ideas about life and human experiences.

Our vision is to be a place where people enrich their lives by engaging with the stories that art can tell and the experiences it can afford, inspiring vibrant conversations about the world we live in today.

Our responsibility is to present these stories and experiences by identifying, collecting, creating and showing important new works of art made by artists and communities from Glasgow and beyond.

GoMA believes in working with every community of the city and has gained international recognition for its social engagement programming

At GoMA you can make art, you can discuss art, you can experience the rich heritage of Glasgow and you can inform the heritage of the future


MK Gallery

Participating in Children’s Art Week supports us to promote the importance of cultural learning among children and young people. We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to feel comfortable experiencing and participating in the arts and that it is our responsibility to enable such rich and positive experiences.  For Children’s Art Week 2019 over 150 children and young people from 5 Milton Keynes schools will collaborate with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists and a professional designer to explore the unique design history of their city and influence a new brand for MAKE – MK’s Cultural Education Partnership.  We hope that by encouraging children to be curious citizens that such experiences will extend their enjoyment of the arts and the creative possibilities beyond the traditional classroom setting. This project is delivered on behalf of Arts & Heritage MK, lead organisation for MKCEP.

The new MK Gallery is inspired by the unique history of Milton Keynes and designed by renowned architects 6a. 

Changing exhibitions of international contemporary and historical art present a dynamic, diverse and stimulating programme displayed across five large, beautiful gallery spaces.  The Sky Room offers stunning views over Campbell Park and beyond while bringing the best contemporary film, experimental concerts, thought provoking lectures and a range of comedy nights to the city centre. A successful Learning Programme encourages curiosity, enquiry and exchange through a direct contact with artists and their practice. 

The programme, shaped by a team of 48 Associate Artists, encourages the playful and experimental whilst grounded in a strong understanding of how children experience the world. Adjacent to the building is the Project Space, presenting a monthly programme of enquiry based practice culturally relevant to Milton Keynes and its communities; the City Club Playscape, an artist designed play area open 365 days a year for children to play, learn and enjoy; and a landscaped garden which leads to nearby Campbell Park. 

MK Gallery works with partners locally, nationally and internationally to bring the best cultural activities into the region. The Gallery is part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio and a member of the Plus Tate network.

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and supported in 2019 by the Arts Society and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.