Children's Sensorium: Art, play and mindfulness for a post-pandemic recovery

The Children’s Sensorium is an interactive exhibition featuring light, colour, touch, sound, smell and taste to activates children’s curiosity, connect them to local Kulin country, and introduce strategies and techniques that support emotional resilience and wellbeing.

Location: RMIT Design Hub Gallery

With artistic direction from Boonwurrung elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs, this exhibition draws on themes of nature, working with the Kulin calendar and featuring the transition from Guling or orchard season (August) to Poorneetor tadpole season (September/October). The exhibition is designed for children aged 4-11 and includes sense-based installations that draw on touch, sound, vision, smell and taste to create an environment that is fun, engaging and activates children’s curiosity while connecting them to strategies and techniques that support resilience and wellbeing. It will include a variety of materials for play, and will be a space in which children can spend time to explore their senses, feelings, thoughts, worries and hopes.   

This project will be included in the Archives of Feeling exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Gallery. 

Image: Hiromi Tango, Art Magic, Remnant, with community members, Lismore Regional Gallery, 2015, Photography Dean Beletich

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.