THE latest addition of the Children’s Art in the Conservatory project - the Spaced Out exhibition - invites children to explore far-off galaxies and become astronauts for a day.
They can play with a rocket, retro robot and space ship console, thanks to the new installation.
Artists Robbie Buckman and her son-in-law Clinton Francis are behind the Spaced Out concept, which builds on Ms Buckman’s Easter Art in the Conservatory installation Ava Gander.
Ms Buckman said she was pleased to again be able to take Bendigo’s young people on an art adventure.
“This was a great opportunity to be able to expand on my previous work and add extra components like light and sound to keep our young audience entertained,” Ms Buckman said.
“I really wanted to build on the concept of time travel, as many people thought my Ava Gander piece looked like a big time machine.
“Kids can now use their imagination and our art installation to take themselves into space and pretend they’re fighting Martians or protecting planet Earth – there’s no limit to the fun they can have.”
Grade three and four students from St Kilian’s Primary School assessed all the applications for the Children’s Art in the Conservatory project before selecting Spaced Out.
All pieces are built from recycled modern objects and there are knobs and switches to twist and turn, and peep holes to look in.
Spaced Out will run from September 26 to October 6.