|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
|Ongoing throughout the year|
Gallery Tours for Secondary
At Bendigo Art Gallery, tours are free and tailored to engage all levels and abilities. Our programs are facilitated by art educators who design gallery experiences to extend curriculum-based learning, encouraging students to develop personal and collaborative responses to art and enjoy the excitement of being in a public art gallery. Tours run for approximately 45 minutes and need to be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Throughout tours, students may:
• Discuss art Visual Art elements, materials, and techniques
• Learn about featured artists and their practice
• Develop and share personal responses to art
To book a tour, please use the ‘book now’ button located below and select one of the following programs in the form.
To ensure a quality experience, each educator can work with groups of up to 30 students. With two educators delivering tours, we can accommodate up to 60 students in the gallery at any one time (Wed-Fri). Larger groups can be accommodated over additional tour timeslots.
Explore the Gallery
Available Tues – Fri during school terms
With a Gallery educator, students will look, think and wonder as they are introduced to artworks from our Collection, including portraits, landscapes and First Nations artworks.
Explore the Gallery with a First Nations educator
Available Tues – Fri throughout the year
With a First Nations educator, students will look, think and wonder as they are introduced to artworks from our Collection, with a specific focus on First Nations artworks.
Essays on Earth - Acknowledging Country
Available Tues – Fri (Sept-Dec, 2023)
With a First Nations educator, students will be guided through the exhibition Essays on Earth. Students will engage in meaningful discussion about the artworks, learn about the deep connection that First Nations people have with the land, reflect on their own relationship with the land and why it is important for us all to prioritise caring for and Acknowledging Country. This tour will be a thought-provoking experience, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for First Nations peoples and their enduring connection to Country.
First Nations Photography Tour
Available Tues – Fri until 4 Feb 2024
Join First Nations learning officer Annie Brigdale on a tour of this exhibition using the art works for discussion into First Nations perspectives. We will cover topics such as truth telling, Assimilation, the Stolen Generation and connection to Country. Please note that whilst some artworks in this exhibition include nudity, it is not of a graphic or explicit nature.
Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact artgalleryeducation@Bendigo.vic.gov.au with any questions or concerns.