For one day only Rotorua Museum will host Muka Youth Prints - an exhibition exclusively for children aged 5 to 18.

Rotorua Museum said in a statement the key aim of the exhibition was to inspire an interest in art amongst children. Muka Youth Prints follows a unique concept that allows children to independently view and purchase art in an 'adult free' space.

This Sunday a range of original lithographs by prominent New Zealand and international artists will be on display and available for purchase.

"By entering the room without adults, and with an opportunity to choose, young people really engage with the works of art" said co-founder and director of Muka, Magda Van Gils, who has been involved in the project since 1986.

"It's a method of exhibition which allows young people to develop a unique awareness of art that cannot be taught."

To make the works accessible, all art is for sale at a uniform price of $70. Gift vouchers can be purchased prior to the exhibition. Forms are available from Rotorua Museum or www.muka.co.nz

Muka Youth Prints is on show at Rotorua Museum on Sunday August 28 from 11am - 4.30pm.