School Holiday Activities
RMOA provides free activities for children, young people and families throughout each Queensland school holiday period. These are inspired by our current exhibitions and are tailored to suit a range of ages, interests and abilities.
For details on upcoming or current school holiday activities visit What's On.
Further details for planning your visit can be found under Accessibility.
- Parent/carer supervision required at all times.
- Level 1 is accessible via stairs and lift.
- All-gender and accessible bathrooms are available beside the area.
- A family room is available on Ground Floor.
You can also download our free learning resources with activity sheets from previous school holiday programs.
"I recommend RMOA's school holiday activities for anyone who would like to get their kids using their imagination in a creative way that promotes wellbeing and a sense of belonging." - School holidays visitor, 2022
"I recommend RMOA's school holiday activities for anyone who would like to give the young aspiring artists in their family an opportunity for a fun, interactive and creative outing which also helps alleviate any boredom during the holidays." - School holidays visitor, 2022
Image: Two visitors drawing together at an easel during RMOA's September school holiday activities.
Past School Holiday Activities - 2022
December 2022 - January 2023: WrestleMANIA
Image: children and families creating wrestling masks together during RMOA's December 2022 - January 2023 school holidays.
September 2022: Collection Focus: Vipoo Srivilasa
Image: children and families creating artworks together during RMOA's September school holidays.
September School holidays at Rockhampton Museum of Art are inspired by our current exhibition, Collection Focus: Vipoo Srivilasa. Vipoo Srivilasa is a ceramic artist who was born in Thailand and lives and works in Australia. He loves to make artworks that are warm-hearted, beautiful and fun, spreading messages of compassion, love and hope through his art.
We invite you to visit Vipoo’s exhibition on Level 2 in the Vitrine Gallery, where you can see his sculptures of creative, cute and cuddly characters, and then use these as inspiration for creating your own artworks when you visit our children’s activity space on Level 1.
Grown-ups and little ones can have fun together as they draw, colour, cut, paste, and dance along with Dok Rak, the animated APT10 Kids ‘flower bear’ mascot. The activities provided are a combination of those designed in response to Vipoo's exhibition at RMOA, as well as activities designed as part of APT10 Kids on Tour, which are generously provided by QAGOMA and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.
June-July 2022: NAIDOC Week - Get Up! Stand Up! Show up!
Image: Artwork by Boston, Runner Up in RMOA's school holiday NAIDOC Colouring Competition.
Families and children are invited to participate in an exciting range of activities at RMOA in celebration of 2022 National NAIDOC Week. Drop in any time throughout the two weeks of the June-July school holidays to get creative with a First Nations-designed colouring in competition then settle in for story time with a selection of First Nations-authored children's books. The 2022 NAIDOC Theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
The colouring competition image was designed by artist, Latasha Nankivell, a proud descendent of Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations. She has a passion for the Arts, Language and Culture and hopes that this artwork will inspire everyone to celebrate First Nations Peoples and their achievements.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
March-April 2022: APT 10 | Kids on Tour
Image: Tables and chairs with a projector screen and art supplies during RMOA's April school holiday activities.
Presented by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern (QAGOMA). APT10 Kids on Tour connects young visitors and their families with ideas and cultures from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific through a diverse range of activities celebrating community, diversity and mindful contemplation.
‘As we present the expansive tenth edition of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, in Brisbane all through summer, APT10 Kids on Tour is a free program that reaches our youngest audiences in regional and remote centres across the state.’ QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said.
APT10 Kids on Tour includes activities developed in collaboration with artists Shannon Novak (Aotearoa New Zealand), Phuong Ngo (Australia), Syagini Ratna Wulan (Indonesia), Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts (Bangladesh) and Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand / Australia).
QAGOMA gratefully acknowledges the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation’s generous support of APT10 Kids on Tour.