Come PLAY at Vivid!

Archikidz & Sydney Living Museums invite kids of all ages – to comePLAY at Vivid!  Archikidz, in collaboration with HASSELL young designers and a host of other creatives, will transform Hyde Park Barracks courtyard into a huge, vibrant, green city PLAY[ground], over the June long weekend.

PLAY[ground] will act as an exciting hub from which families can participate in a variety of workshops and activities, exploring ideas which shape the future of our city: find your voice with 3D City Soundscapes; get your hands dirty learning how to 'junglefy' your piece of the city; explore the city through the magic of parkour; share your ideas to create a vibrant and sustainable future city.

Archikidz believes that great cities need great public spaces for people of all ages to come together. We want to inspire kids, our future thinkers and city-makers. Let’s make kids ideas about the shape of our future city seen and heard.  Archikidz invites kids of all ages - to come PLAY at Vivid

Entry to PLAY[ground] is FREE, but registrations are essential. Additional paid workshops include: 3D City Soundscapes Workshop, Junglefy Green Wall Workshop & Parkour Workshop.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and to book a WORKSHOP 

Archikidz Goes Bush

With less than 1,5 weeks to go until Archikidz Goes BUSH (Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 September) - all heads are down. Thanks to Phoebe Cowdrey & Dylan Gower (the CORRIDOR project) and Bradley Tom & Kerry Cole (Cowra Public School) for all your hard work! 

We'd also like to say thank you to the participating schools for their financial contribution to the programme. And further a huge thank you to the following organisations and companies providing funding and sponsorship - making it possible to bring this unique opportunity to the kids of the Cowra Shire.

Cowra Shire Council
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) & The Ian Potter Foundation
Francis Jones Morehen Thorpe (FJMT)
Mirvac Design
Vectorworks (OzCAD)
Turner
Eckersley's Art Supplies

The collaborative model we are piloting at Cowra in September, one that involves local council, public & independent schools, broad professional engagement & funding from organisations with a national focus is one we would like to see roll out across NSW. And there’s no reason why this couldn’t be national. Interested in talking to us about how you can get involved in this programme? We'd love to hear from you.

Archikidz : Pop Up in The Rocks

On Sunday August 10 we opened the doors to our exhibition Archikidz : Pop Up in The Rocks -  an exhibition of the 15m long artwork which was created at last year's DRAW MY CITY.

To view photo from the day click here.

Archikidz : Pop Up in The Rocks, on exhibition for 2 weeks as part of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) Pop Up program, supported by Arts NSW - was a unique opportunity for us to exhibit in a fabulous location, to meet lots of new kids from Sydney, interstate and overseas and to have a lot of fun! Thanks SHFA!

Kids were invited to bring their parents down to have a look at the artworks and to see what Archikidz is all about. Kids, mums, dads, grans & grandads participated in a collaborative drawing on the wall and had a WOW of a time building crazy structures with cardboard and Makedo.

Thanks for coming everyone!

Launch of Archikidz Goes BUSH

On Thursday 7 August we held an evening to open our exhibition in The Rocks and to launch Archikidz Goes BUSH – our inaugural regional event - a co-initiative with the CORRIDOR project and Cowra Public School. Archikidz Goes BUSH will be held at the Riverslea Station property, near Cowra, in a huge woolshed - in September and will involve 13 regional schools and reach over 300 kids.

To view photos from the night click here.

It was great to have so many people at our launch - showing their interest and support for Archikidz and to share in the celebration of what we’ve achieved already. The attendance of such a diverse group of people (industry, universities and beyond), representatives from the Department of Education (Marie Angus Director of Education, Orange & principals from several regional schools participating in Archikidz Goes Bush), Peter Poulet (NSW Government Architect), Tim Horton (ARB Registrar), Rachel Healy (Exec. Manager Culture City of Sydney) & the support expressed by Minister Katrina Hodgkinson and Councillor Robert Kok (City of Sydney) - is confirmation that we are building something of real value.

We are currently looking – to broaden our existing sponsorship base. Ultimately, we hope to generate enough financial support to employ someone on a part-time basis. At the moment all our work is voluntary. 

Interested in sponsoring Archikidz or able to offer in-kind assistance? We would love to talk to you. Please send an email to hello@archikidz.com.au or call us on 02-9045 1772.

Thank you to Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for making this event possible through their Rocks Pop Up programme!

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