Kids Vs Art

Field Theory

Who are the world’s most brutally honest, insightful and funny critics? Kids, without question. Kids vs Art is a podcast series where children are let loose on the world of contemporary art and performance. We’re handing them microphones and asking them to review and respond to the world of contemporary arts. There’ll be interviews with artists, reviews of shows and an analysis of the festival program, with our young broadcasters’ thoughts and musings available to listeners as a podcast series.

Kids Vs Art cunningly disrupts our assumptions and pushes the boundaries between artist and audience, expert and critic. What do children really think about contemporary artistic practice? Do they hate us, or love us? Do we dare to find out?

Directed by Jackson Castiglione and Jason Maling
Presented by Melbourne Fringe and Arts House


Thursday 15th September - Thursday 29th September 2016


Episode #1 Meet the Kids
It’s time to meet the kids – soon to be master reviewers. They discuss big questions such as; do you think a plain white wall is Art?

Episode #2 Reviewing 101
The kids imagine what the life of a reviewer would be like, discuss how to ‘subtly’ manipulate their mums and meet professional newspaper reviewer Mikey Cahill.

Episode #3 Visiting an Artist Robin Fox

The kids visit laser artist Robin Fox in his studio, they think he strikes an uncanny resemblance to Hagrid from Harry Potter. 

Episode #4 We launch the Fringe
The kids help to launch the Melbourne Fringe Festival’s 2016 program. They get to drink Coke, dance and teach people how to Dab.