• The Children’s Sensorium: Art, Play and Mindfulness


The Children’s Sensorium (curated by Grace McQuiltan) is an interactive exhibition featuring light, colour, touch, sound, smell and taste to activate children’s curiosity, connect them to local Kulin country, and introduce strategies and techniques that support emotional resilience and wellbeing. With artistic direction from Boonwurrung elder N’Arweet Carolyn Briggs, this exhibition draws on themes of nature, working with the Kulin calendar and featuring the transition from Waring or wombat season (June-July) to Guling or orchard season (August).

The exhibition is designed for children aged 4-11 and includes sense-based installations that draw on touch, sound, vision, smell and taste to create an environment that is fun, engaging and activates children’s curiosity while connecting them to strategies and techniques that support resilience and wellbeing. It includes a variety of materials for play and is a space that children can spend time to explore their senses, feelings, thoughts, worries and hopes.

Proudly supported by RMIT, VicHEalth and Mount Alexander Shire Council. 

Image: Hiromi Tango, Hiromi Hotel INHABITANT, 2022. Photo credit: Tobias Titz

Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine 3450

11:00am - 04:00pm
Thursday-Saturday 11am–4pm, Sunday 12pm–4pm