Stories, books and art combine in a magical space for children

Cultural Fund

Featuring art, theatre, writing, making and publishing, Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium, a Cultural Fund supported initiative, is a one-of-a-kind school holiday program for children and their parents held at the historic Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

The Grand Imaginarium provides an immersive experience, which invites young minds to run free, as they work alongside artists, authors, illustrators, storytellers and other kids, to create their very own book.

This is the third incarnation of The Grand Imaginarium, and this visit has been designed by artist, illustrator and 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winner Michael Camilleri. Throughout their journey in a cardboard and velvet wonderland, children will be inspired and guided by Michael Camilleri and an impressive line-up of artists, authors and illustrators including Tony Wilson, Ailsa Wild (creator of the new Squishy Taylor series), Nicki Greenberg, Asphyxia and more.

The Grand Imaginarium is presented by Kids’ Own Publishing, a not-for profit organisation based at the Abbotsford Convent. Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium directly supports Kids’ Own Publishing’s creative arts and publishing program with migrant and indigenous kids and communities in need. Kids’ Own Publishing uses creativity and community publishing to increase kids’ and young people’s literacy, sense of identity and belonging in the wider community.

The public event runs from 29 March until 7 April, 2016 – tickets are on sale now, click here to find out more.

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