The B4 Early Years Coalition and partners invited all children aged birth to four years to make marks – and saw over 130 works submitted for the Making Marks children’s art exhibition.

The exhibition celebrates, nurtures and supports the voice of the child through art and was officially launched on Wednesday 25 September at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and closed 13 October 2019.

B4 has facilitated a travelling exhibition of work from the Making Marks show to tour Tasmania. The next exhibition will be on the East Coast from December through till March 2021.

As this exhibition is still under development further information will be provided at a later date.

Documentation and Resources

To support the exhibition, a range of workshops were held across the state and supporting documents and resources produced to assist parents, educators and communities to nurture children and their mark making in the early years.

The Development of Children’s Drawing

The Development of Children’s Drawing

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Ever wondered how children learn to draw from their first explorations with crayons and pencils to representing their world around them and sharing what’s important to them?

This resource provides a journey of discovery to learn more about children’s art drawing on the research it will take you through each stage of development and we hope inspire you to support children’s artistic explorations, always.

Adults and children making marks

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Talking and working with children birth to four years as artists together

Capturing the story of the child

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This guide is designed to help capture children’s stories of explorations with materials, people, and places when they make marks as practicing artists.

The curatorial team

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Who and how – what is the process of deciding which works will be exhibited?

Curating childrens art exhibitions

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Notes on Why, What, How, Where, When & The Viewer – ‘Who’.

Video: Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM

Celebrating young children’s creative explorations in mark-making – why and how

Listen to Dr Piscitelli explore mark making with very young children and share her experiences and knowledge.