Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional galleries, is a valuable learning resource for all Victorian kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities.
The Gallery’s significant collection spans the art of Australia from
the colonial period to the present day and includes Australian
and international paintings,
works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts.
Home to a number of iconic
works such as Eugène von Guérard’s View of Geelong (1856), Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890) and Arthur Streeton’s Ocean blue, Lorne (1921), the Geelong Gallery also presents
a vibrant program of temporary exhibitions, which provides the opportunity for students to meaningfully engage with a
diverse range of contemporary
and historical works of art.
School visits may be self-guided or with Gallery Educator, Gail Frost, and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools in regard to length, level and content.
Activities linked to the exhibition program include:
- General introductory tours of the Gallery
- Tours with cross-curricula interpretations
- Tours with a specific focus ie history of the region, national identity
- Floor talks by artists and curators participating in the exhibition program
- Hands on activities - creating, making and responding to art
- Studies of Asia and Australia's place in the region
- Professional development for teachers
- Teacher previews of exhibitions
- Art without borders - learning boxes for classroom use
Education Services will continue to support its important partnerships with
- The Poppykettle Festival. Presented in conjunction with the Geelong Performing Arts Centre as part of Children's Week.
- The annual Who's who portrait prize and exhibition. Presented in conjunction with the Geelong Advertiser.
- Kaleidoscope - an applied learning experience across the curriculum. Presented in conjunction with Courthouse Arts, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Geelong Regional Library.
- Let's talk recognition - a children's art exhibition. Presented in association with the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.
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