Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.



A playful, creative project with children that investigates the experience of home, family and community from their perspective.

In immersive multi-day workshops with Polyglot artists, children explore storytelling and play through space-making. Together they build cardboard cubbies with windows that show who and what is important to them. Finally, families and carers are invited in to share the curious, insightful record of the children’s collective imaginings and reflections.

Cubbyhood celebrates the connection between children and their adults, and the intergenerational collaboration in creating play spaces and imagined worlds.

To maximise our impact and exchange with school communities, a week-long minimum booking requirement is now in place. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this.

  • In 2024, Cubbyhood is supported by a Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant.
  • Cubbyhood was developed by lead artist Ashlee Hughes through The Generator, with support from the City of Casey.

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