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For schools


Asian-focused excursions for Years K-6 include an Art Adventure Tour entitled Conversations with Asia which explores works on display from the Asian collection, as well as practical workshops with Asian artists. These are also available with a registered Auslan interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired students.

  • Art Adventure Tours
  • Artist workshops


You can design your own excursion for Years 7-12, focusing on the Asian collection in general or Indian, Chinese and Japanese works in particular, and perhaps incorporating an Asian artist workshop. We also offer tours and resources for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language students.

  • Programs on request
  • Asian artist workshops

Education materials

Collection notes provide an in-depth examination of key works in the Gallery’s collection. They include notes for Dadang Christanto: They give evidence and Collecting and exhibiting contemporary Asian art.

Children’s trails are designed to engage young children with selected objects and images in the Gallery’s exhibitions and permanent galleries, including our Chinese collection.

Kids audio tour includes works from our Asian 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.

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 Adventures in Asia and Art speaks: Japanese. These are highly useful resources, even when all the works featured are not on display.

  • Collection kits for sale

For our exhibitions

There are also specific education programs and materials associated with individual exhibitions. You’ll find detailed information linked from the exhibition pages. The materials are excellent ongoing sources.

Students in a creative calligraphy workshop

All visits by education groups, included self-guided visits, must be booked in advance.

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