What is on offer?
Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries, is a valuable learning resource for all students and educators. From iconic colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works, the Geelong Gallery’s nationally significant collection comprises Australian and international paintings, works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts and new media. We also present a vibrant program of some 20 temporary exhibitions each year along with a diverse mix of lifelong learning experiences.
Who’s who entry 2016
This student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements through portraiture. The Who’s who portrait prize attracts hundreds of entries from students across the region and features selected portraits of local heroes from sporting identities and community leaders to teachers and family members. Selected entries will be exhibited in the Geelong Gallery with many more published in the Geelong Advertiser during the exhibition. To enter click here.
School visits may be self-guided or with Gallery Educator, Gail Frost, and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools in regard to length, level and content.
Activities linked to the exhibition program include
- General introductory tours of the Gallery
- Tours with cross-curricula interpretations
- Tours with a specific focus ie history of the region, national identity
- Floor talks by artists and curators participating in the exhibition program
- Hands on activities – creating, making and responding to art
- Studies of Asia and Australia’s place in the region
- Professional development for teachers
- Teacher previews of exhibitions
- Art without borders—learning boxes for classroom use
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Image credit: Who’s who portrait prize 2015 entrant, Darcy, Level 6, Geelong South Primary School, Sitter: Clara Louisa Ross Nurse in WW1.