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KAWS arrives at Chadstone Fashion Capital in Partnership with NGV

KAWS arrives at Chadstone this School Holidays, exciting news for kids and families. Chadstone - The Fashion Capital has partnered with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), commencing as major sponsor of the NGV’s summer 2019/20 exhibition, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness arriving 20 September 2019 until 13 April 2020.

To celebrate the partnership, the KAWS exhibition will come to life in centre at Chadstone, from September 21 and running each day until Sunday 6 October for the school holidays. On offer will be free family-friendly entertainment across three pop-up experiences coinciding with the exhibition opening.


Step inside the world of KAWS at Chadstone and discover more about the artist including his cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters. Create your own unique video portrait with a multimedia interactive experience that encourages visitors of all ages to play with different features of KAWS’ BFF character.

 Adults are invited to enjoy a free cocktail with their ‘BFF’ on Saturday nights between 6 – 8pm. 

KAWS for Kids 

Especially for school holidays at Chadstone, enjoy free KAWS activities presented by the NGV. Kids can take home their own pop-up activity with a special set of alphabet stickers drawn by KAWS artist, Brian Donnelly. 

Young visitors are also invited to get creative with a sketching activity inspired by the artist’s sculptures of his characters that are filled with human emotion and connect to the importance of friendship. 

NGV design store

Visit the NGV design store for the first time at Chadstone with a special retail pop-up open from Saturday 21 Sep until Sunday 6 October. Shop a collection of design wares designed and made exclusively for the NGV including a curated selection of KAWS releases for the NGV exhibition KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.


Chadstone shoppers can experience a world of fashion, art and design around every corner as the centre comes alive with unique, tailored activations and interactive experiences.

Chadstone Director, Fiona Mackenzie said, “Chadstone continues to deliver world class experiences for its visitors and our partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria solidifies Chadstone’s continual evolution as a destination to shop, play, dine and be inspired.”

“We’re excited to bring the KAWS exhibition to Australia, alongside the NGV, and help engage a new audience through our September school holiday program and the first ever NGV design store activation at The Fashion Capital,” Ms Mackenzie said.

WHEN: Saturday 21 September - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Discover KAWS:

Monday – Wednesday 11am – 3pm

Thursday – Saturday 11am – 3pm and 4pm – 8pm

Sunday 11am – 3pm

KAWS for Kids 

Monday – Wednesday 11am – 3pm

Thursday – Saturday 11am – 3pm and 4pm – 8pm

Sunday 11am – 3pm

NGV design store

Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5.30pm

Thursday – Saturday 9am – 9pm

Sunday 10am – 7pm 

WHERE:   Chadstone –  1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone Victoria 3148

Discover Kaws: Located Ground Level, in the Luxury Precinct

KAWS for Kids: Located Lower Ground Level, outside Target

NGV design store: Located Ground Level, outside Mecca Cosmetica.