We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Professional learning for teachers Transformation and creativity

Professional learning event for teachers at the Art Gallery

Professional learning event for teachers at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Welcome to our transformed art museum for the first professional learning event of 2023.

With sessions specifically designed for primary and secondary Visual Arts teachers, this two-day event showcases the expanded learning opportunities at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  

Enjoy the incredible art on display and experience our stunning new building, known as the North Building, with its dedicated learning studio and media lab; the new children’s art library and National Art Archive in our recently refurbished historic building, known as the South Building; and an art garden that links the two buildings; alongside our exhibitions and collection displays.  

Our creative learning experiences are conversations with art and ideas that come from here and acknowledge time, place and cultures. This event is designed to inspire teaching and learning strategies for the classroom. Connect with artists, curators, Gallery educators, other specialists and colleagues. 

Among the featured sessions will be artmaking workshops, overviews of the exhibitions (including ARTEXPRESS 2023) and introductions to our exciting new artist commissions.

Professional learning for teachers Transformation and creativity

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February 2023

9.30am – 3pm each day

Art Gallery of New South Wales

🛈 Find out what you need to know before visiting

$100 per day (each day sold separately)

For further information, 02 9225 1740 or education@ag.nsw.gov.au

  • Day 1

    Program schedule

    9.30am Morning tea

    10am Acknowledgement of Country
    Wesley Shaw, senior programs producer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art, Art Gallery of NSW

    Welcome and introduction
    Leeanne Carr, creative learning manager, Art Gallery of NSW

    10.15am Defining principles of learning, participation and practice
    Paschal Daantos Berry, head of learning and participation, Art Gallery of NSW

    10.45am Building a new museum: architecture and the Sydney Modern Project
    Sally Webster, head of Sydney Modern Project, Art Gallery of NSW

    11.30am In focus: Richard Lewer’s art commission for the Sydney Modern Project
    In conversation with Anne Ryan, curator of Australian art, Art Gallery of NSW

    12pm Exhibition viewing: The End of Imagination
    A viewing of the inaugural exhibition in the Tank by artist Adrián Villar Rojas

    12.30pm Lunch

    1.30pm Art lives here: an overview of the Art Gallery’s new art commissions with supporting strategies for student learning
    Leeanne Carr, creative learning manager, Art Gallery of NSW
    Alexandra Gregg, senior programs producer, Art Gallery of NSW

    2pm Workshop: Artists at work – Here Comes Everybody
    An art-making session focusing on artist Francis Upritchard’s artwork commission for the Sydney Modern Project

    3pm Conclusion

    Friday 17 February 2023 9.30am–3pm

  • Day 2

    Program schedule

    9.30am Morning tea and ARTEXPRESS 2023 viewing  

    10am A look inside ARTEXPRESS 2023 
    Louise Halpin, curator of ARTEXPRESS, Art Gallery of NSW 

    10.30am ARTEXPRESS Virtual – explore the annual ARTEXPRESS Virtual exhibition 
    Ron Pratt, Michael Rampe and Kate Dowland, ARTEXPRESS, The Art Unit, Department of Education

    11am Building a body of work: ARTEXPRESS student and teacher presentation 
    Louise Halpin, curator of ARTEXPRESS, Art Gallery of NSW

    11.30am Art in conversation: an overview of the Art Gallery’s collection rehangs
    Alexandra Gregg, senior programs producer, Art Gallery of NSW 

    12pm Lunch

    1pm Guided tour of Yiribana Gallery  
    Educator team, Art Gallery of NSW

    2pm Workshop: New heroes are born
    An art-making session designed by artist Grace Lillian Lee             

    3pm Conclusion

    Saturday 18 February 2023 9.30am–3pm