This exciting child-led program explored children’s perception of their city as it grows and changes.

Asking the questions like "what is it like to live in the City of Melton? and "why is it your home?", children have been exploring what they treasure most about where they live, and have been learning about each other’s experience.

Our artistic partners, Playable Streets, led students through an exciting range of practical online activities as well as school and community workshops to help them think about these questions.

This year-long project culminates in an interactive exhibition at CS Gallery from November 2021 to February 2022 to which all participants are invited to attend and see their work on show over summer!

Join us at the Skylines and Storylines exhibition!

Children's exhibition by Playable Streets
27 November 2021 - 10 February 2022 • During opening hours • CS Gallery

Involve your whole family in this vibrant exhibition designed by children who live in the City of Melton. Playable Streets has spent a year working with children from different pockets of the city to create art, audio stories and installations which uncover diverse experiences of growing up in a rapidly changing community. This exhibition is a celebration of local children’s voices, and a chance for families to play inside an immersive world of pictures, sound and stories.

Check out our interactive online kids gallery!

An image showing bright and colourful drawings of the city, created by children in the City of Melton

Front page of the online gallery

The Skylines and Storylines Online Gallery is now live! This interactive gallery presents and connects the wonderful drawings from children across the City of Melton, showing their favourite local place through their own eyes and creativity.

For the online gallery, drawings were collected from December 2020 to April 2021, through faciliated art workshops with Playable Streets and via online submissions to Melton City Council.

Enjoy a tour of the city through the eyes of the children who live here. Explore the interactive art gallery, and click on a few different artworks to see a range of interactive drawings. You might discover a local place that looks familiar, maybe it's one of your favourite parts of Melton too?

Community and school arts workshops

Playable Streets and the City of Melton collaborated with three local schools and over 200 students in workshops to create more art works about how the children see Melton. Ideas and some of the images from school workshops and online artwork was then translated into an immersive audio and visual arts exhibition experience at CS Gallery. You might like to do your very own workshop by following the video below. You will need coloured pencils and paper to participate.

Check out the workshop video: