Rainbow Centre special school at Margaret Drive is opening its doors to the outside world as it invites the public, children and families to interact with and experience the creativity of children with special needs. Ordinarily a school that serves children with disabilities, Rainbow Centre is transforming itself into an interactive art gallery and play space that brings together children – with and without disabilities – and their families, to interact, play and get creative.
You are invited to participate in and experience the inclusive world at Rainbow Centre by taking part in:
Inclusive Arts Camp
Arts and crafts fun for children from 5 to 12 years old.
Each camp is three half days – 18 to 20 March and 21 to 23 March 10am to 1.30pm
$120 (snacks included)
Art, craft, drama, dance and Quirkbot+ programming workshops for children from 5 to 12 years old
Workshops will be held on Saturday 9, 16, 23 and 30 March. Timing varies so check the website for more details.
$10 to $18
Art Tours for the Public
Experience the creativity of children with special needs through six original artworks
Free tours will be held on Saturday 9, 16, 23 and 30 March at various times, each tour is 90 minutes. Register here.
The tour is put together by Rainbow Centre students who discovered their talents as they worked with six local artists and 20 arts facilitators to create six original artworks exploring the themes of identity and their place in the world through the genres of drama, dance, visual art, and art and technology.
The inclusive festival aims to use art as a channel to bridge the public and special-needs community, by inviting typical families to experience the creativity of children with special needs.
PEEKABOO! is organised by Superhero Me, a ground-up inclusive arts movement that harnesses the power of creativity through the arts to empower children from less privileged backgrounds and special needs communities, and is supported by the Lien Foundation and National Arts Council.