|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
|Free - $6 per student|
In collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery is delighted to present Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia. The exhibition showcases batiks and selection of paintings from five distinct desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru).
Celebrating the genesis of Indigenous women’s art practice, each of these communities has a different story to tell in relation to the adoption and adaptation of batik, a wax-resist process developed in Indonesia that Indigenous Australian women have made their own from 1971 until now
School groups can explore the exhibition with an Education Officer. Students will discuss the different designs and their connection to country. Insight into the influence of Indonesian Batik on Indigenous artists will also be highlighted. Tour duration is 30 and 45 minutes depending on year level.
These tours are subject to availability. Bookings are essential.
Wax- Resist Workshop
Following a visit to the exhibition school groups are invited to participate in a wax resist workshop using crayons and water colours. The focus for this workshop will be on creating effective designs and developing colour palettes.
These activities are suitable for all year levels.
Workshop duration is 45 minutes.
Teacher Preview of Balenciaga and Desert Lines – 29 August, 4-6pm
View the exhibitions, enjoy refreshments and preview student activities.
Exhibition Talks and Films – various dates throughout exhibition
Check website closer to exhibition opening for more details.
Eco Silk Dyeing Workshop
Women from Kaeila Arts (Shepparton) will provide this eco dyeing workshop using natural dyes and materials.
Workshop will be held in October. Exact date to be confirmed soon.
Education ticket prices
Education members students: free
Non-education members students: $3.50
Education workshop prices
Education member workshop package: free
Non-education member workshop package: $6.00
Workshop package includes an education tour through the exhibition and a wax resist workshop following the visit.
Allow 90 minutes for this package
Accompanying teachers are free (maximum 4 per group of 50 students)