Pastello - Draw Act

Pastello – Draw Act

The NGV invites children and families to let their creative streak take over in this sensory drawing space.  Explore crayons as you’ve never seen before and use your whole body to draw – a perfect space to hang out with kids this winter.

When:  Until 31 August 2014

Where:  Ground floor level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road MELBOURNE

Cost:  FREE


The crayons on their own are sculptures – add the dimension of interaction and the ability to change over time and this space is full of fun and whimsy.  Roll, slide, swirl and dance your drawing – it can be as involved as you dare your imagination to take you.

What the NGV say:
As part of the NGV commitment to design and children’s programming, Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio have designed a new immersive kids space that broadens our appreciation of the simple act of drawing.

Pastello – Draw Act re-imagines traditional drawing tools and processes.

Children are invited to use their bodies to draw with their heads, feet and of course hands using crayon spheres and other unusual tools. They can be vigorous or considered to make their unique  mark. Don’t expect the usual, do expect an experience that is fun,  encourages experimentation and delights in  gesture and expands understanding of the drawing process.

Space and architectural surfaces are part of the physical and creative fun. Pastello – Draw Actembraces  interior architecture, graphic design, product design, furnishing and film – representing the breath of their creative capability as a talented multi-disciplinary studio.

Non-tradition, and the reinterpretation of the everyday underpin much of Mathery’s creative development. The studio illustrates a unique functional and aesthetic approach rich with humour, pragmatism and a hint of the absurd.