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National Children’s Week

National Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

National Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised in Darwin. These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

Hundreds of children and their families in Darwin are involved in activities and events through the participation of schools, playgroups, childcare, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, departments and community groups.

City of Darwin is proud to host events and activities for our local children showcasing their abilities and talents.

Children’s Artwork Exhibition

Following the grand opening on Saturday 20 October 2018 at 9.30am with children's entertainment, activities, lucky door prize and morning tea, the exhibition will be on display at Live Darwin Creative Hub, The Mall between Monday 22 October and Thursday 15 November 2018.

The exhibition opening hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday between 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday between 10.00am - 1.00pm

Individual or Group works are accepted. All types of artwork are welcome from drawing, painting, printing, collage, sculpture, ceramic, photography and digital art!

The possibilities are endless!

This exhibition is a great opportunity for children to display their unique creative expression to the community. Art in all kinds of mediums encourage children to create, self-express, develop imagination, build self-esteem and confidence. The benefits are many and varied, as children delight in the satisfaction of newly created artwork.

How to enter?

Simply drop off your artwork between Tuesday 16 October and Wednesday 17 October at the Civic Centre.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Children’s Art Exhibition is open to children aged one (1) to twelve (12) years old.
  2. All artworks must be suitable for an audience of 0 - 12 years.
  3. Framed works and works on canvas must be ready to hang using appropriate string or a wire of sufficient strength, length and size to support the weight of the artwork.
  4. Each artwork must be labelled on the reverse side with artist’s name and contact details.
  5. While due care will be taken, City of Darwin cannot accept liability for any damages caused to artworks for the duration of the exhibition.
  6. All artwork must be collected with timeframe specified. Artworks not collected will be held for up to two (2) months and then may be disposed of.

Jingili Water Gardens Activities

Wednesday 24 October 2018 between 9.00am - 12.00pm

For ages 0 - 5 years

  • Jumping Castle & Waterslide
  • Fun Bus
  • Kevin’s Disco
  • Hyper the Clown - Puppet Show
  • Fun & Games Equipment
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Free Sausage Sizzle and Flavoured Ice Cups
  • Coffee With a Cop and Jock the Firetruck

Many of the activities on offer will be of a water play theme, so don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!

Darwin Waterfront Activities

Saturday 27 October 2018 between 3.00pm - 6.00pm

For children 0 - 12years

  • Face Painting
  • Airbrush & Glitter Tattoos
  • Hyper the Clown - Disco
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Fun & Games Equipment
  • Fun Bus
  • 6.00pm: Burning Circus - Circus Workshop
  • 7.00pm: MOVIE - ‘The Son of Bigfoot’

Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or chairs for the movie!

More Information

For information and enquiries regarding Council's National Children's Week activities please contact the Vibrant Communities team.

08 8930 0561

Last modified 
31 Jul 2019

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