Other Worlds

Graeme Base, introduction page illustration, The Worst Band in the Universe.

Other Worlds

Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base

Please note: the launch of Other Worlds will be postponed due to the ACT lockdown. Please stay tuned for updates on this event.

Launch into Other Worlds: Exploring the Universe of Graeme Base! Lifting off in an action-packed weekend, get up close and marvel at original illustrations from the book The Worst Band in the Universe by Australia’s favourite children’s author, Graeme Base.

Feeling inspired by Base’s thrilling and detailed works? Local artists byrd and Hanna Hoyne certainly have been – see how they have responded to these otherworldly themes in fantastical, large-scale murals in our Generator Gallery. Have a go at shaping your own colourful story at our zine-making station. Where will your tale take you?

An expert face painter will be on hand to transform you into your favourite extraterrestrial character, and you can even take to the stage and travel space through song with our galactic karaoke! Quirky roving performers will entertain and delight, but don’t forget to keep your eye out for aliens hiding around the Centre – can you find them all?

Other Worlds is totally FREE and suitable for all ages. We encourage you to dress up as your favourite otherworldly character and join us at Belconnen Arts Centre to make, play, learn and imagine.

Exhibition and activities continue
Dates TBC dependent on COVID lockdown

Tales and Play

Tales and Play

Our engaging artist-educators will utilise Graeme Base’s books to inspire creative thinking and making, focusing on skills in reading/writing, visual arts and music.

Suitable for children aged 2-5 years and their families.

Free, no bookings required
11am-12pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays *
Dates TBC dependent on COVID lockdown

Stories on the Stage

Stories on the Stage

Lose yourself in fantastical universes with a distinctly dramatic twist. Libraries ACT presents the stories of Graeme Base as you’ve never experienced them before – under the bright lights of the stage!

Suitable for children aged 2-5 years and their families.

Free, but bookings essential
11-11:30am Fridays *
Dates TBC dependent on COVID lockdown

Building from Imagination

Building from Imagination

Street artist byrd will guide you in creating amazing and quirky designs from recycled materials and junk, using Graeme Base’s The Worst Band in the Universe to ignite your imagination.

Suitable for children of all ages and their families.

Free, but bookings essential
1-3pm Saturdays
Dates TBC dependent on COVID lockdown

School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Boldly explore distant galaxies and other worlds through art, music and writing. These stellar workshops will entertain a range of ages, with activities tailored to suit each child.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.

Free, but bookings essential
1-2pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays *
Dates TBC dependent on COVID lockdown

Bookings for school excursions are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact Ann McMahon, Public Programs Officer, at ann@belcoarts.com.au or on (02) 6173 3320 for more details.

Supported by the ACT Government, the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and Libraries ACT.

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