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Education materials

Australian art education kit is available online. It focuses on a selection of works from the Australian collection and provides questions and activities for Years K–12, organised around themes and genres.

Children’s trails are designed to engage young children with selected objects and images in the Gallery.

Kids audio tour includes works from our Australian collection among others. Check the ‘more information’ links from each of the works to see if it is currently on display. Students and teachers can download files onto their own MP3 players or listen online.

Years K–6

Excursions include an Art Adventure Tour called Let’s go bush: our Australia, which explores people and places, as well as how artists have responded to our environment.

Years 7–12

‘What is Australian art?’ discussion tour

$165 per group • max 15 students per group (1 hour)

‘What is Australian art?’ workshop

$225 per group • max 15 students per group (2 hours)
Includes materials and equipment

You can also design your own excursion for Years 7–12, focusing on the Australian collection.

Access programs

Art Adventure Tours for Years K–6 mentioned above are also available free with a registered Auslan interpreter for deaf students. Three weeks’ notice is required.

Students in Years K–12 with an intellectual disability can join our Starting with Art tour and workshop, including one titled A walk in the bush.

From the Gallery Shop

A series of A4, loose-leaf education kits on various aspects of the Gallery’s collection can be bought from the Gallery Shop, including Aspects of Australian art. These are highly useful resources, even when all the works featured are not on display.

Bertram Mackennel The dancer 1904