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New contemporary galleries education kit

Education kit

This education kit has been developed to help K–12 students engage with the issues and ideas in the new contemporary galleries, featuring the John Kaldor Family Gallery, through a close focus on the works of six artists: Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jeff Koons, Nam June Paik, Simryn Gill and Ricky Swallow. The six key themes are:

  • Minimalism and conceptual art
  • Action and location
  • Photography and video
  • History and memory
  • Back to the future

Contents

A4 size colour images of 6 selected artworks
Essay
Quotes by artists and art experts
Selected references
Years K–6 activities
Years 7–12 issues for consideration

Download education kit (PDF 1.5 MB)

Slideshow

21 slides
Quotes by Edmund Capon, director, and John Kaldor
Brief history of contemporary art at the Gallery
Minimalism and conceptual art
Action and location
Pop art
Photography and video
History and memory
Back to the future
Works by Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jeff Koons, Simryn Gill and Ricky Swallow
General information and resources

Download education slide show (PDF 1.2 MB)

New contemporary galleries education kit cover