Visiting the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

As you all probably know it is school holidays for us here in Tassie, and trying to keep the kids occupied we took a trip to the newly renovated Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in town.

It was a really hot day so we sought some relief from the air conditioned building!  The gallery has been closed for several years due to its extensive renovation.  The whole inside has been re-vamped, new walls, lights, toilets and cafe.  It is now exclusively an art gallery where as before it used to house rock and  animal collections which are now located at the Inveresk Museum.
Visiting the museum

We didn’t know what to expect being the first time we have visited so we were pleasantly suprised when we saw the special art space for children to create some of their own pieces of art.

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I even had a go at it…

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His portrait of his brother in the pram

And this is me…..

Her portrait of me

In the lift

When we had finished our art we went and looked at all the exhibitions which I wasn’t able to take photos of, it was really suited to adults, the kids found looking at the art a bit boring, and warned me when there were rude pictures I shouldn’t look at. (A disclaimer would have been helpful!)

My favourite part is looking at the College students art work, in an exhibition called Art Rage, there are certainly some inspirational young people around Launceston.

On the way back to the car I captured some old Launceston buildings.

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Polytechnic College

School

And that filled in one afternoon!

2 Comments Visiting the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

    1. Nicole Hastings January 25, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Oh thank you, they are both very crafty, creative kids.

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