Sound of Drawing - Polyglot Theatre

Sound Of Drawing is a new Play Space installation from Polyglot Theatre which places children's imagination at the heart of the art. Experienced artists from Polyglot, guide children through creative drawing exercises with a table that has been wired for sound. The physical action of drawing, combined with sound technology results in a live soundscape and shared artwork that reflects the imagination and energy of the school community. Together, children explore performance, visual art and technology in this fun, interactive creative space.

There is paper and a variety of drawing materials with a facilitator who takes the participants through a series of abstract drawing exercises, resulting in a large shared drawing - all curves and squiggles and lines connected and shaded.

While they draw, the sound of their pastel or their crayon on the table is picked up by sensitive microphones and amplified. The physical action of drawing is thus turned into soundscape.

As each drawing is completed it is hung on the wall of the foyer and gradually the colours and textures of our Australian landscape, from desert to city to beach to forest, fill the space.

Ideal for your General Purpose room, hall or gallery,



Throughout 2016


Early Years – Primary - Max 24 children / session (Up to 144 per day)


30 - 60 mins per session (3 session per day). One day or full week residency.


$990 / day + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy


AusVELS Links: The Arts, Technology – design

Artforms: Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Media and Design Technology, Digital Technologies

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Key Themes: Creativity, Exploration, Discovery


Sound of Drawing is a gentle installation using performance, action and sound to engage children’s imaginations. Polyglot artists guide children through creative drawing exercises on a table wired for sound, creating a shared soundscape artwork by the school community.

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Metro: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016
Regional: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016

Duration: 30 - 60 mins per session (3 session per day). One day or full week residency.
Artforms: Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Media & Design Technology
Minimum fee: $990 / day + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 24