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Paths to abstraction

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

About our children’s trails

Our children’s trails are available online or as free printed booklets/sheets 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.

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Paths to abstraction 1867-1917

26 Jun – 19 Sep 2010

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