Sat 29 Apr 23, 9.30am–4pm

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Ground Level

Past program

Sat 29 Apr, 9:30am -4pm
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Cost: $150

Take a deep dive into Melbourne Now and find new ways to incorporate contemporary art into your teaching and learning. Teacher Masterclasses offer an opportunity for educators to explore the creative perspectives and processes of artists and designers in current exhibitions and to learn practical skills through an artist-led workshop.

This program begins with an NGV Educator-led tour of Melbourne Now to discover works of art and design that address themes related to environmental awareness, including sustainability, conservation and restoration.

Then, join featured artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison in front of their work, The remaking of things 2023, where they will share insights into their creative practice, their roles as wildlife carers and the messages and themes represented in their work. Find further inspiration for the classroom in an exclusive practical workshop with Gracia and Louise, exploring their creative collage techniques and zine-making process.

This program is suitable for teachers and educators across all year levels.

All materials are supplied. Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the key themes, concepts and ideas of environmental awareness in works of art and design displayed in Melbourne Now

Create and reflect on effective ways to embed contemporary art and design in teaching practices

Develop practical strategies for activities that can be applied in the classroom

About the artists 

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison have been collaborating as Gracia and Louise for more than twenty years. As artists and wildlife carers, their practice frequently concerns the natural world, addressing themes of conservation and biodiversity through artists’ books, zines, collages, prints, drawings and, more recently, collage installations.

Gracia and Louise’s long-running collaboration began with a shared love of paper and its adaptable, tactile properties that enable all manner of outcomes, from the playful to the poetic. Their work can be found nationally in collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, State Library Victoria, State Library of Queensland, as well as international galleries and private collections. They have been commissioned by the Ace Hotel, The Australian Ballet, Australian Poetry, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, State Library of Victoria and more.

NGV Education Bookings

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