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National Children’s Week

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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.

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

Some events require bookings, tickets are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Children’s Artwork Exhibition

The exhibition will be on display at Council's four libraries between Saturday 24 October to Sunday 29 November 2020.

  • Casuarina Library, 17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina
  • Darwin City Library, Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin
  • Karama Library, Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive, Karama
  • Nightcliff Library, Pavonia Place, Nightcliff.

The official opening will be on Saturday 24 October 2020 at Casuarina Library from 9.30am to 11.30am with children's entertainment, activities, lucky-door prize and morning tea. 

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The art exhibition can be viewed during libraries hours.  To view the opening hours.

All artwork from individuals or groups 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 on Thursday 15 October 2020 and Friday 16 October 2020 at Casuarina Library or Darwin City Library.

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 within timeframe specified. Artworks not collected will be held for up to two (2) months and then may be disposed of.

To download the Children's Artwork Exhibition flyer, click here

Darwin Waterfront Activities

Saturday 24 October 2020 between 3.00pm - 6.00pm, 19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin City

For children 0 - 12 years

  • Fun Bus
  • Waterslide
  • DJ Kevin
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Special story time at 3.30pm with Drag Territory

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Darwin Showgrounds Activities

Wednesday 28 October 2020 between 9.00am - 12.00pm, Foskey Pavilion, 1 Tate Place, Winnellie.

For ages 0 - 5 years

  • Fun Bus
  • Jumping Castle
  • DJ Kevin
  • Story time
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Free Sausage Sizzle

Bring along your blankets or chairs and enjoy an afternoon of FUN.

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More Information

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

08 8930 0561

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