Student Programs
Top Arts After Hours

Thu 12 Mar, 5.30-8pm

An evening especially for teens to enjoy Top Arts, light refreshments, pop-up talks by exhibiting artists, and mingling with the artists and other teens.

Cost: Free entry

Introductory Talk and Visual Diary Practice VCE

Mon-Fri, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Talking Top Arts. An illustrated, interactive presentation with an NGV Educator introducing selected works in the exhibition to explore key curriculum knowledge and skills. Students will learn about the ideas and inspiration behind exhibited works. They will also consider how exhibiting artists developed, refined, and resolved concepts, and used materials, techniques and art processes to realise ideas. This presentation includes a focus on using visual diaries to explore and document ideas and processes.

Folio viewing must be booked separately.

Cost: $5 (45 mins)

Folio and Support Material Viewing VCE

Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 4pm

Looking deeper. Visit the NGV Learning Studio to look closely at the visual diaries, sketchbooks and folios completed by exhibiting students to meet the VCE Art and Studio Arts study design requirements.

Cost: $5 (30 mins)

Art Raves VCE

Studio Arts Thu 16 Apr, 11am

Art Wed 22 Apr, 11am

Gain firsthand insights into VCE Art or Studio Arts success. Exhibiting students from Top Arts 2020 share their experiences and discuss their completed works and support materials.

Folio viewing must be booked separately.

Cost: $10 (1hr)

A Virtual Visit - Top Arts 2020 From the NGV to Your Classroom

Schools in regional and remote areas: Don’t miss out! Join us remotely via video conference for a live introduction to Top Arts 2020 with an NGV Educator. The introduction can be tailored to suit the needs and interests of your students.

Tue, 9AM & Thu, 9AM

Cost: Free (30mins)

KickstART 2020 VCE

Sat 22 Feb


10:00am-12:00pm (registration 9:30am)

12:15pm-12:45pm Folio Viewing (optional)


VCE Studio Arts

1:30pm-3:30pm (registration 1pm)

3:45pm-4:15pm Folio Viewing (optional)

KickstART your VCE Art or VCE Studio Art study at the NGV. In this program, Top Arts 2020 exhibitors share their experiences and discuss the ideas behind their works. Gain a clearer understanding of the Study Design and take inspiration from the NGV to develop your own folio and artwork.

Presented with ArtEdVic (Art Education Victoria)


A VCE Season of Excellence event