January school holiday fun

Published on 11 January 2022


Council has a range of activities on offer to keep local young people entertained during the January school holiday period.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery will host a series of FREE hands-on workshops inspired by art and exhibitions from the National Gallery of Victoria – Kids on Tour program.

The following events will be held on Wednesday 19 January:

5 to 11 year olds – 10.30am to 11.30am

WE ARE MERMAIDS! Yolŋu artist, Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu’s fascinating story about her life as a mermaid before she was born is retold in this making activity. Children learn the story and then make a diorama set by adding their drawings to the scene.

NOISY BIRDS! DhawuIuŋguI Ŋutu’ Wäyin Malanynh Who am I? Children discover some of Siena’s favourite birds from Arnhem Land, and learn their names in Yolŋu Matha (the language of Yolŋu people) in this guessing and drawing game.

PAPER JEWELS This making activity takes inspiration from the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection of jewellery. Children create something precious when they make a paper necklace featuring imagery of gold, diamonds and pearls.

Teenagers – 2.30 to 3.30pm

SHOOTING IN THE DARK with Tom Blachford Teens can learn Tom’s tried and tested techniques for composing a photograph and transforming an image from day to night using existing applications on a smartphone.

STYLING A LOOK with Aurie Indianna Guided by Aurie Indianna, a Melbourne-based Fashion Stylist, young people can make a start on their art folios. Teens learn about styling and gain insights into what happens behind the scenes when they put together a ‘look’ for an imagined celebrity.

For more information and to book visit https://events.humanitix.com/ngv-kids-on-tour-with-central-goldfieds-art-gallery-2022 or email cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Location is to TBC.


Maryborough Regional Library

Join us at Maryborough & Dunolly libraries next week for some school holiday fun!

We're expanding on the BIG Summer Read challenges.

If you're not already registered for the BIG Summer Read, you can sign up on the day or simply come along and take part in the activities.

Drop in anytime during the 2 hour long sessions.

Bookings are not required for this free event.

  • Maryborough:

Monday 17 January and Tuesday 18 January, 2.30pm-4.30pm

  • Dunolly Library:

Tuesday 18 January, 10am-12pm and Thursday 20 January, 2pm-4pm

Please note all Victorian government regulations will need to be followed.

Currently this includes wearing a mask inside the Library, checking in via our QR code and showing proof of vaccination (18+) when entering.

Central Goldfields Youth

Ready to smash your goals and take on 2022?

Build your confidence and strength to start off the year with a FREE self-defence class from Fiona at WISE Self Defence on Friday, 21 January!

Fiona is a highly qualified life coach and martial arts instructor who helps people from all walks of life to achieve their goals.

Open to young people aged 12 – 25. Visit the Central Goldfields Youth Facebook page to find out more and to register. 


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