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Fiona Hall is one of Australia’s most significant artists. Fiona Hall has created an exhibition especially for teenagers and young children inviting them to consider the significance of the environment and the changing seasons, in a large-scale installation.

Divided into two distinct environments, the exhibition space will feature two large-scale tree-houses, providing a canopy whereby young visitors can participate in art making activities to express their thoughts about the natural world.

Created for young children, the first space offers a brightly lit tree house nestled amongst warm hued wallpaper signalling new beginnings. Taking cues from the springtime atmosphere, children are invited to make creatures using a range of collage materials that reference different animal and habitat textures. Visitors are invited to display their artwork, populating the tree-house with an array of colourful and imaginative creatures.

In contrast, the second space created specifically for teenagers presents a darkened tree-house in a night-time environment, reflecting a wintry atmosphere. In this shadowy space, encased in Fiona Hall’s hand painted wallpaper depicting imagery of skulls and blood red blossoms, teens are invited to create their very own paper ‘emoji’ symbol responding to an environmental, social, or political issue.

Content: National Gallery of Victoria