Teacher are always looking for inspiration and last week I found some at the National Gallery of Victoria in the form of an exhibition for children.

Tromarama have built a house inside the Gallery, and everyone’s invited over to play. Inspired by ordinary homes, this one is a little bit extraordinary – everything inside has come to life! Come explore Open House: Tromarama for Kids.

Contemporary art collective Tromarama, comprising three artist friends, capture the excitement of interacting with new technologies to transform everyday experiences into artworks. In Open House, familiar domestic scenes from the kitchen to the courtyard are embellished with spectacular displays of furnishings and interactive experiences to delight and surprise children as they venture from one room to the next. Inspired by the interior of a typical Indonesian home, Open House features panoramic screenings of the artists’ stop-motion films and enables visitors to experiment with stop-motion animation through a multimedia app, creating short films that can be shared with friends and family.

There is a free animation app called Tormaramix and it is very easy for children to use.  On Tuesday we got a collection of small toys.  Some used LEGO and some used dinosaurs and some used cars to make a small animation.  We were able to email our work to the children’s homes to share with their families.  On Wednesday we animated our names and numbers.  Here are some samples:

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