Pom Pom

For Children

Pom Pom is a drop-in, contemporary art space dedicated to engaging children (up to 12 years) and their families, open Saturdays and during school holidays from 11am-3pm. Pom Pom is free and focuses on engaging young people and their community with exciting contemporary art ideas and skills.

Located in Davoren Park in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Pom Pom offers hands-on creative workshops delivered by leading arts practitioners. Pom Pom supports an art making process between children and their families and carers, while offering children enchanting contemporary arts experiences. Young artists and their families are welcome to collaborate with artists to make, create and play while exploring their personal capacities and potential.

Where

Davoren Park Shopping Centre
45 Peachey Road, Davoren Park

When

11am – 3pm Saturdays during school term
11am – 3pm Weekdays during school holidays

COVID-safe

We have a COVID Safe plan in place, which includes limited capacity, social distancing restrictions, and adults are encouraged to wear masks Please stay home if you have cold/flu symptoms. 

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Cost

All activities at Pom Pom are FREE.
Bookings are not required. Drop in anytime.
All children MUST be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer
We have a COVID Safe plan in place and social distancing restrictions will be adhered to.

Building Up HOPE was a youth-led placemaking project that transformed the outdoor concrete jungle around Pom Pom’s studio at Davoren Park Shopping Centre into a colourful oasis.

Carclew worked with the City of Playford and CareWorks SA’s Hope Street youth drop-in centre to facilitate the project led by young people who use the area the most. They worked together with professional artists and community workers to workshop ideas, develop a design, oversee installation and finished with a celebration event to welcome families into the revitalised space. The long term vision is to create a place where people feel comfortable to connect with the wider community and more young people are attracted to participate in programs.

“We want a space where young people actually want to visit and engage in activities,”
Lachlan (19)

“It looks really plain and I want to light up the area,”
Shayla (10)

Like many young people, Playford youth have experienced significant impacts due to COVID-19. Building Up HOPE promoted positive physical and mental wellbeing and community connectedness.

Building for HOPE was a City of Playford project in partnership with CareWorks SA’s Hope Street and Carclew’s Pom Pom. This project received funding from the Department of Human Services Youth-led COVID-19 Recovery Grants and administered by the Local Government Association of South Australia. Views and findings associated with this project are expressed independently and do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of South Australia or the Local Government Association of South Australia.

Banner image: Artist Arlon Hall playing with children wearing masks in the Pom Pom studio – Photo by Rosina Possingham

Four children in the Pom Pom studio in front of painted sheets

Make, create and play

"I have never seen my daughter so enthusiastic about attending an extracurricular activity. She has not stopped talking about Pom Pom since her first visit. The environment that the artists create is very supportive and accommodating to every child."

Pom Pom parent