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.


Sound of Drawing

Sound Of Drawing brings together texture and technology in an interactive soundscape.

On a long table covered in paper, children and their families wear headphones and draw with soft coloured pastels. The sounds of the pastels on the paper are picked up by sensitive microphones and amplified, turning the physical action of drawing into a live tapestry of sound. Participants listen to this through the headphones, hearing their scratches, swirls, tapping and scribbles as they make their collective mark in an abstract artistic masterpiece. 

Sound of Drawing connects sound, gesture and artistic intention, drawing meaningful creative contributions from children and adults alike.

  • Sound of Drawing has no English language barrier, and the experience can be entirely non-verbal.
  • Participants are invited to wear headphones to hear the sound of their drawing.
  • Participants gather around a table, which is wheelchair accessible.



  • Kids Takeover, State Library Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery, VIC, Australia


  • Family Fiesta, Monash University Performing Arts Centres, VIC, Australia
  • Geelong After Dark, VIC, Australia


  • Open Spaces, Abbotsford Convent, VIC, Australia
  • FUSION Multicultural Street Festival, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
  • Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival, South Yarra, VIC, Australia


  • Shepparton Art Museum, VIC, Australia
  • MPavilion, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


  • Kids ArtyFarty Fest, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia


  • Artspace at Realm, Ringwood, VIC, Australia
  • Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC, Australia
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre, VIC, Australia
  • Oakleigh Music Festival, VIC, Australia

Watch the trailer

  • Glen and Lachlan were fantastic and our audiences loved interacting with Sound of Drawing.

    Spring Jam, Wagga Wagga


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