Collection kits for sale
A series of A4, loose-leaf education kits on various aspects of the collection, available for sale from the Gallery Shop.
Country, culture, community
Featuring the work of 32 significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists or groups of artists, this education kit provides an introduction to the myriad forms of Indigenous art practice and related issues and ideas. For each pair of artists selected, the kit includes an image of a key work by each artist, statements by the primary artist and or a critic or commentator, an extended commentary, selected glossary, references and activities, information about the relevant art centre and questions for primary and secondary students. A 16 page booklet includes an extended framing essay, map of Aboriginal Australia, timeline, glossary and bibliography.
Aspects of Australian art
Featuring 16 works from the Australian collection, by John Glover, Tom Roberts, Bertram Mackennal, Roland Wakelin, Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, James Gleeson & Robert Klippel, John Olsen, Fred Williams, Brett Whiteley, Susan Norrie, Anne Zahalka and Rosalie Gascoigne. Contains full-colour images, background information and looking and making ideas and activities.
Adventures in Asia
This education kit has been produced to extend access to the Gallery’s Asian collections beyond the museum and into the classroom. Sixteen individual colour images of major works from the Gallery’s collection are accompanied by background information and related student activities for Years K-6 and 7-12. The selected images reflect the diverse cultural traditions and varying historical contexts of China, Japan, India and Indonesia as well as a range of art forms – sculpture, painting, ceramics and decorative arts.
Focus on photography
This education kit has been developed to help students understand and appreciate the medium of photography through key works in the collection. By focusing on a selection of 16 significant photographers and their work, it provides an introduction to the diversity of photographic practice and related issues and ideas. For each artist, the kit includes an image of a key work and image of a related, supplementary work by that or another photographer, statements by the photographer and/or critic or commentator, and extended commentary and activities and questions for primary and secondary students.
Encounters with contemporary art
This education kit has been developed to help students understand and appreciate contemporary art through key works in the collecion. It focuses on the work of 16 artists, from Australia and overseas: Hany Armanious, Ian Burn, Simryn Gill, Tim Johnson, Anish Kapoor, Anselm Kiefer, Maria Kozic, Tatsuo Miyajima, Tracey Moffatt, Mike Parr, Gerhard Richter, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Haim Steinbach, Imants Tillers and Jenny Watson. For each artist, the kit includes an image of a key work, images of supplementary works, statements by the artist and a critic or commentator, an extended commentary, selected references and activites for primary and secondary students.
Art speaks: Japanese
Sixteen Japanese artworks spanning a range of media and subjects form the basis of this resource for Japanese language learners. Colour images of the works are accompanied by background information in Japanese and English and student activities. In addition, there are tasksheets for Years 4-12, comprehensive teaching notes and a listening CD. The kit draws on the expertise in arts education of the Gallery and in Japanese language of the Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Art speaks: Italian – L’Arte Parla Italiano
Based around 16 artworks from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, this kit has been developed to provide an educational resource for teachers of Italian language and culture. Through the inspiration of art, students can develop both their language skills and their understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts. The language activities in this kit are specifically linked to the NSW Italian syllabus stages 3 to 5 and have been designed to complement syllabus objectives.
This fold-out card reproduces all 18 panels of the iconic work Alchemy 1972-73 by Australian painter Brett Whiteley. On the reverse is an explanatory text and panel-by-panel key for understanding this complex work. 'Everything else Whiteley painted, before and after, can be measured against it.’ – Barry Pearce, former head curator of Australian art, Art Gallery of NSW