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.
The exhibition is on its regional tour across Tasmania, having already been in Burnie, Devonport, Queenstown and Launceston, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and interact with the works. The exhibition is going to the East Coast from 16 December 2020 to 8 March 202, with the East Coast is doing the exhibition a little differently creating a trail through three towns with the exhibition to be displayed over 5 locations. To find out when and where to see the exhibition see the East Coast Art Trail Flyer (PDF, 1.1MB)
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.
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.
Talking and working with children birth to four years as artists together
This guide is designed to help capture children’s stories of explorations with materials, people, and places when they make marks as practicing artists.
Who and how – what is the process of deciding which works will be exhibited?
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.