Young girl drawing on paper with her parents - photo credit Charlie Kinross
Credit: Charlie Kinross

ACMI presents

Create Your Own Critter – School Holiday drop-in workshop



18–22 & 25–29 Sept 2023

10am – 3pm

Keep young hands and minds busy with this creative and crafty design workshop for kids and families.

Use paper and fabric to craft your own unique octopus-like creature, inspired by Memo Akten’s Tentacular Critters – a crafty activity sure to keep the young ones inspired and entertained!

Families can drop in for FREE every weekday during the school holidays.


FREE (drop in)


Flinders Street Foyer
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

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Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness

FREE Exhibition | open daily

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All ages welcome

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The Story of the Moving Image

FREE Exhibition | open daily

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All ages welcome

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