Pom Pom is a contemporary art space dedicated to engaging children (up to 12 years) and their families.
Located in Davoren Park in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Pom Pom offers hands-on creative workshops delivered by leading artists, many with an international profile, over the school term and during school holidays.
Pom Pom supports an art making process between children and their families and carers, while offering children enchanting contemporary arts experiences.
Pom Pom is open from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays during school terms (excluding the last Saturday of each term).
Visit, play, create and be inspired.
Davoren Park Shopping Centre
45 Peachey Road, Davoren Park
11am - 3pm
All activities at Pom Pom are FREE.
All children MUST be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer while visiting Pom Pom.
Bookings are not required.
July School Holidays
For the 2018 July school holidays period, 09 - 20 July 2018
Young artists and their families will collaborate with artists to make, create and play. See below for the artists who will run Pom Pom in the July school holidays and find out a little bit more about the activities.
Mitch Hearn is an animator and illustrator who works with anything from plasticine, to pastels and paint.
Week 1: Monster Self Portraits:
What would you look like as a monster? Would you have big horns, 5 eyes, a long snout or maybe even blue spotted skin? Learn some monster drawing techniques and draw yourself as a scary, scaly, furry, cute, cuddly or creepy creature!
Week 2: Cardboard Cube Creatures:
Sketch, cut out and create your own little cardboard cube creature to take home. Start with a base and add arms, ears, noses, wings, horns and any other appendages you see fit for your very own cute cardboard friend.
Dave Court is a contemporary artist working in painting, art direction and photography.
Immersive set design and photography. This school holidays kids will help to design and paint a colourful photo backdrop set and make costumes out of scrap fabric and paint. The design will explore different applications and colour combinations with painting and then they will then direct a photoshoot combing the costumes and set.
Anna Dunnill (WA/VIC): is an artist and writer,who investigates the possibilities of embroidery, ceramics, performance, video and tattoo.
Wall Hangings Work with textile artist Anna Dunnill to make an imaginative fabric wall-hanging, including a pocket to hold your treasures. Turn drawings into embroidery, make cords and tassels from thread, and decorate with beads!
Rosina Possingham is a creative visual artist and designer.
Abstract Experience Maps This school holidays the kids will focus on observing our relationship with place. We will be discovering abstract ways of mapping our experience and understanding of spaces. Create your own map of Pom Pom and help to build and grow a large scale map.
Carly Dodd -a proud Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist explores her own style with a mixture of both traditional and contemporary techniques in many mediums including painting, weaving, graphic design and photography.
Weaving Participants will be learning to weave with different materials and techniques including cardboard weaving circles and using raffia to create vessels and fish.
Jessie Lumb - is a multidisciplinary artist who likes to put bright and happy colours into the world.
Drawing. For the Pom Pom school holidays she will be teaching us new and exciting techniques in drawing and mark making.
2018 Term 2 period, Saturday 5 May - 30 June
Create your very own lo-fi animation with DIY zoetropes, one of the first forms of animation ever made. Plan out your animation on paper and then watch it come to life with your handmade zoetrope!
Steph Fuller is a visual artist who photographs & films everyday objects in lighting that makes them look like something from outer space. Using torches and common objects, we will explore different ways of lighting these objects and how we can make them look ‘out of this world’.
Angelica Harris- Faull
Angelica Harris-Faull is a printmaker who explores ideas of identity and the human body. We often collect, wear and make things that say something about who we are and what we love in the world. The children will explore collaging paper to make their own badges which share their sense of self (through colours, animals, words) with the world.
Sculptor Tom Borgas creates work that explores form, objects, colour and space. Using coloured cardboard and other craft materials, participants will build a scale model of a public artwork that represents them using the letters of their name as a starting point for the forms.
Alice Blanch is a visual artist working mainly in analogue photography. Her images are of nature and are created through multiple in-camera exposures, leading to images that appear folded, overlapped and have a ghostly quality. Come join Alice in creating your own layered image. Looking at different colours, textures and transparencies and how these interact and change when overlapped with each other.
Bernadette Klavins is an artist whose sculptural installations tell stories about different times and places. In early June, the kids will be invited to create vibrant wall-hanging maps that blend both real and imagined landscapes, using fabric, found objects, felt and paint. Later in the month, Bernadette will be working with the kids to create their own fold-out artist books, as they tell stories about place using paper-folding techniques, drawings, text, found images and colour.
Armed with a pencil and paper learn to illustrate your own adventurous story! Design characters, plan their adventure and map the journey by creating your own storytelling mini-puzzle adventure book!
2018 Term 1 school holidays period, April 16 – April 27
Ruby Chew | Wearable Art
Back by popular demand… kids will be creating wearable woolly and decorative Art including finger knitting, tassel making, pom pom making, platting and more. These smaller projects will enable the participants to make stand-alone artworks and/or use these elements to embellish a larger project – either a colourful head piece or a personalised bag.
Min Wong | Mobile Hanging Sculptures
Min Wong is a sculpture and collage artist. Using acrylic offcuts, shapes and forms, the kids at Pom Pom will make mobile hanging sculptures. These sculptures will use found objects and look at interesting ways to balance forms and colour together.
Rosina Possingham | Abstract Pom Pom Maps
Rosina Possingham is a creative visual artist and designer. This school holidays the kids will focus on observing our relationship with place. We will be discovering abstract ways of mapping our experience and understanding of spaces. Create your own map of Pom Pom and help to build and grow a large scale map.
Jessie Lumb | Royal Palace Soft Sculptures
Jessie Lumb is a multidisciplinary artist who likes to put bright and happy colours into the world. On a recent visit to India she became interested in the shapes that can be found in the buildings around us and how these can be used as the basis for making artworks. During her workshop participants will work with colourful fabrics and materials to create and decorate abstract soft sculptures.
Cassie Thring is an artist working across ceramics, printmaking, photography and painting. For her Pom Pom Workshops during the second week of the April School holidays, the children will be modelling small clay ﬁgures that will be photographed to make large scale paste-ups
Arlon Hall is a contemporary artist working in painting and drawing. In the school holidays, the children will be involved in a number of drawing and painting activities for a large mural in Pom Pom's courtyard. We will explore pattern, colour, shape and line, to design the mural which will be completed with a similar colour scheme and style of Arlon's painting practice.
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Pom Pom is a Carclew project supported by Playford Communities for Children Plus, the City of Playford and the Government of South Australia through Arts SA, Community Benefit SA and Renewal SA. Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.