Exhume the grave—McCubbin and contemporary art
Victorian Curriculum levels 7 to 10— The Arts (Visual arts)Victorian Curriculum levels 7 to 10—The Arts (Visual arts)
Drawing largely from the Gallery’s permanent collection, Exhume the grave—McCubbin and contemporary art brings together works by artists Juan Davila, Robert Hague, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Christian Thompson AO and Anne Zahalka that re-interpret key paintings by Frederick McCubbin and explore recurring themes in his work, including those represented in the complementary exhibition Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughs.
This exhibition kit provides learning support and discussion questions for students and teachers during their visit to Geelong Gallery, and/or virtual learning class. Students are encouraged to examine how artists communicate their ideas through different visual representations, practices, processes and viewpoints.
This kit includes information on the key works included in Exhume the grave, curatorial texts, discussion questions and an artmaking activity to assist students in secondary levels in considering the ideas and themes presented in this exhibition—learning opportunities are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and support the four general capabilities of building; Critical and Creative Thinking; Intercultural; Personal and Social; and Ethical Capabilities.