Workshops for Schools: Through the Looking Glass

16 February - 8 April

Students will learn to create their own animated films with filmmaker/visual artists Ned Reilly and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger.

After a detailed tour of the exhibition students will learn the basics of stop-motion animation with simple iPad software. Responding to the themes in the exhibition students will animate their dreams using mixed media including collage, drawing and 3D modelling.

Ned Reilly is a young artist working with video sculpture, painting and performance. Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is a filmmaker and an experienced community arts facilitator who has worked with children and young people across Australia and the UK since 2002, helping them to tell their stories through art making.

  • Artists
  • Poppy van Oorde-Grainger
  • Ned Reilly
  • Dates & Times

    Tues 16 Feb ‹  Fri 8 April, times negotiable when booking

  • Location

    PICA’s Spark_Lab Education Studio or on school premises

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

    Please note: This is a condensed (2.5hr) version of the school holiday workshops with one of the artists.

  • Suitable for

    Suitable for upper primary and secondary students

  • Bookings

    $10 per student, minimum 10 students or $100. Maximum 24 students per workshop (negotiable if contacted in advance).

    Bookings are essential for all Spark_Lab activities. To book, please contact Education Programs Curator Minaxi May on 08 9228 6316 or at

  • Some works in this exhibition contain adult themes and may not be suitable for children. These are contained within a separate clearly signposted gallery. On your arrival please just ask PICA staff for more information.