Trail for Students
Curriculum links: Victorian Curriculum History Level 3 & 4 – First Contacts Level 5 & 6 – Colony to Nation This activity trail is designed to help students discover more about Australia’s colonial history in the exhibition Colony: Australia 1770–1861, now showing at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
Explore themes using the NGV Collection The NGV Collection Stories explore major Australian themes using works from the collection. This collection of learning activities accompanies the NGV Collection Stories. Each theme has its own set of learning activities with these sections: EXPLORE – Starting points for thinking and research RESPOND – Analysis and interpreting art […]
Eugene von Guérard
This education resource accompanies the exhibition Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed which presents a new perspective on the work of Eugene von Guérard, one of Australia’s most important landscape painters. The exhibition argues that von Guérard’s travel to and within Australia was informed and inspired by his scientific interest in the geography, geology and vegetation […]
Crossing Borders is an education resource that explores challenging philosophical, cultural and environmental issues of our times through the work of five contemporary artists practising within the Commonwealth: Bani Abidi, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, eX de Medici, Yee I-Lann and Yinka Shonibare. These artists discuss their work in candid film interviews that are accompanied by detailed artist […]
This education resource accompanies the retrospective exhibition Gordon Bennett (2008) which showcased 85 works by this internationally acclaimed Australian artist. Bennett’s art engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. The resource provides frameworks for exploring key issues and ideas […]