Tours will run for approximately 45 minutes. All collection tours are free for students. For any of these tours please use the booking button at the bottom.
Taking Care of Country – Australian First Nations art
Many Australian First Nations artists create art about their place and the importance of Country. In this tour listen to stories about artists, discuss what you can see, and think about ways in which you can take care of the land on which you belong.
Looking at You – Portraiture
Discover historical and contemporary portraits in the Gallery. Discuss what a portrait reveals and what it hides and why this age- old theme continues to be explored by artists today. A portrait- based workshop can accompany this tour.
Light and Shadows – Artists on the Land
For many Australian artists their work is about capturing the light and the unique qualities of our land. It is also about their relationship to the landscape.
Discover these artists, their individual practices and the landscapes they have created.
There are endless ways to use the Gallery and its collection for developing art vocabulary and general literacy.
A Different Point of View
Each student selects a work that interests them and then writes a creative response from either:
- The point of view of the artist
- Someone within the painting or photograph
- A Gallery visitor
These days people on average look at an image for less than 27 seconds. In this tour students will experience sitting in front of a single artwork for 20 minutes. During this time, they will look deeply, observe details and fully “see” the work. They will also discuss the work and their thoughts as well as sketch details of the work. After this, students will have the opportunity to walk around the Gallery and observe other artworks in their own time.