The River Nile, Van Diemen's Land, from Mr Glover's farm 1837
oil on canvas
76.4 x 114.6 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956

Education resource: VCE English Contexts

Innovative ideas for using artworks in the NGV Collection as a resource

This education resource has been written in conjunction with  VATE, (Victorian Association for the teaching of English) for English teachers. It demonstrates how teachers and students can use the NGV collection to explore ideas associated with the VCE, (Victorian Certificate of Education),  English Contexts through a focus on four artworks. Each artwork can be used for all the Contexts. The resource features comprehensive information on the artworks, questions and suggested ideas for writing.
There are many possible ways of approaching and exploring the ideas associated with each Context. The focus of this area of study is to think critically about the work of others in order to identify, discuss and analyse the ideas and arguments associated with the selected Context. 

Suitable For VCE

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