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Peggy Popart delights families with her imagination

ENGAGING: Lily Clark Mitchell, 7, of Clunes along with other kids get a chance to explore her creative side as part of the Lismore Regional Gallery’s Peggy Popart Wonder-full Day in Lismore.
ENGAGING: Lily Clark Mitchell, 7, of Clunes along with other kids get a chance to explore her creative side as part of the Lismore Regional Gallery’s Peggy Popart Wonder-full Day in Lismore. Marc Stapelberg

LISMORE Regional gallery was packed to the rafters for the Wonder-full family fun Day, with families lining up to catch the popular Peggy Popart Tour.

Peggy Popart, a 1950's-style tour guide with a slightly bossy disposition and silly imagination, took families on a tour of the exhibition DUO yesterday, mustering shrieks of delight from captivated kids in the audience.

Other activities included a Badgemaking Workshop, a Drawing Animals class featuring fantastical beings and The Colours Show by the Roundabout Theatre, which explored the diversity of colours.

The gallery's director, Brett Adlington, was thrilled to see the many children who attended enthusiastically embracing the arts.

"It's really nice to see such a huge amount of people come to appreciate the role art plays in young people's lives," he said.

"It's a strong goal we're trying to push through our programs over the next few years."

He said feedback on the event from kids and parents was stellar, with many impressed by the gallery's art displays and diverse activities.

Mr Adlington said Wonder-full was a great continuation of the gallery's work within the Northern Rivers.

"Yearly we have about 30,000 through the gallery, which is excellent for a smaller regional gallery," he said.

"What we lack in size we make up for in strength of programming."

Crafty Kids

Benefits of artistic activities

Enhanced creativity.

Improved self esteem and confidence.

Enhanced multicultural understanding.

Experiencing positive emotional responses to learning.

Engaging in a variety of learning styles.



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