“Cut a Silver Path”. One Poet. Five Photographers.

A new art exhibition in Wollongong promotes the idea that words can be just a powerful as pictures. ‘Cut A Silver Path’ is a new photography exhibition – on from May 5th until June 8th at The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile. Conceived by Big Fat Smile...

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A Day in the Life of a 7 Year Old in China

Have you ever wondered how different your child’s daily routine is to children in other parts of the world? It is easy to get so immersed in our own ways that we sometimes assume everyone does it the same. It is a big wide world out there and to get an ...


Listening, Learning and Positive Change

Following is a statement about learning from mistakes and improvement. Fun Club @ Bellambi Point had an incident two years ago where a child left the centre without being seen by staff. The incident demanded critical reflection and a comprehensive res...


Norman and the (not very) Giant Peach

Mum phoned last weekend to say it was time to sort through the childhood toy box – the wasteland of eclectic toys still taking up space. And so I journeyed back as a 26 year-old to the house I grew up in. Simple I thought, “I’ll throw away everyt...



In arts education, two things really set us apart. First, the artists/educators we employ must be ‘career artists’. They must be degree qualified and practicing in a professional sense. Second, we believe that children need to be exposed to A L...


The Big Fat Artspace Show 2015

On Tuesday 24 November 2015, families and budding artists joined in celebrating the works completed by children at Artspace @ Big Fat Smile this year. The Big Fat Artspace Show 2015 exhibits at The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile until 10 December, 2015. The e...


Big Fat Smile award scholarship winners

Each year Big Fat Smile presents four Early Education students with a substantial financial scholarship designed to assist with the completion of their Early Education studies.