Monday, 4 June 2007

MCA Art Baby

The Museum of Contemporary Arts Art Baby had big shoes to fill after the thrill of a bus ride from Randwick to Circular Quay for my 18-month old Layla! Having booked a handful of spots for some mums from Playgroup (bookings are essential but no need to pay in advance), we rendez vous'd down at Circular Quay on a spectacularly sunny day for the 10am start.

The MCA's staff were delightful. Friendly, helpful, understanding (the tour is actually designed for parents and carers of children under 2yrs, not the kids themselves), and informative. We were split into two groups to tour the MCA and the Craigie Horsfield exhibition, a stunning collection of photography and multimedia installations.

The benefits of MCA's Art Baby are many - tour the current exhibition with your baby or toddler in tow without that nagging feeling you might be annoying those around you (you're all in the same boat), get some excellent insights into the artists on show from the tour guide, introduce your baby or toddler to the wonderful world of art, multimedia, and the stunning MCA itself, and the opportunity to relax afterwards with other parents and carers in the sun-drenched cafe for a generous morning tea including tea, espressos, biscuits, and fruit.

This was a great morning out and thoroughly recommended. As the exhibitions at the MCA change regularly, there's good reason to keep on keeping on with Art Baby.
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The next Art Baby events are on Tuesday 17 July and Tuesday 28 August 2007. Admission: $12/$10 MCA Members (kids under two free, morning tea included).
Bookings essential (Mon - Fri): 02 9245 2484 or education@mca.com.au to join the MCA Art Baby mailing list for updates on these popular events!
Find out how to get there at http://www.131500.com.au.

Participants at MCA Art Baby event, Museum of Contemporary Art, May 2007

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