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Children's trails

Our children’s trails are available online or as free printed booklets at the Gallery. They are designed to engage young children aged 6-12 with selected objects and images in the Gallery and our exhibitions. They present looking and interpreting, drawing and writing activities for children to do in front of the art with extension ideas for activities away from the Gallery.

Many of these suggestions can be adapted for use at home or in the classroom, even if you can’t visit or the particular artworks are not on display.

  • Pop to popism

    Have fun exploring Pop to popism and have some art of your own.

  • European prints and drawings 1500-1900

    Have fun exploring European prints and drawings 1500-1900 and make some art of your own.

  • Archibald Prize 2014

    Have fun exploring the Archibald Prize 2014 and make some art of your own.

  • Plumes and pearlshells

    Have fun exploring the exhibition Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands and make some art of your own.

  • People and places

    Explore the Gallery’s ground level and find a wonderful world of people and places.

  • Afghanistan

    Have fun exploring the exhibition Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul and make some art of your own.

  • America

    Have fun exploring the exhibition America: painting a nation and make some art of your own.

  • A Silk Road kids adventure

    Children’s activity related to the exhibition A Silk Road saga: the sarcophagus of Yu Hong

  • Sydney moderns

    Have fun exploring the Sydney moderns exhibition and make some art of your own.

  • Australian galleries

    Have fun exploring 20th- and 21st-century Australian art in the collection and make some art of your own.

  • Contemporary galleries

    Have fun exploring contemporary art in the collection and make some art of your own.

  • Grand Courts

    Have fun exploring the art in our 19th-century Grand Courts and make some art of your own.

  • Chinese collection

    Have fun exploring Chinese art in the collection and make some art of your own

  • Picasso

    Discover the genius of Picasso and his art.

  • The First Emperor

    Discover China’s entombed warriors.

  • art + soul

    Go on a journey through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

  • Rupert Bunny

    Discover the people, fashion, stories and colours painted by Rupert Bunny.

  • Paths to abstraction

    Explore how artists changed our way of seeing the world through abstract colour, mood and shape.