Wednesday Work of the Week The pioneer

Wed 17 Nov, 9.15am (AEDT)

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This program takes place virtually

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Levels: 3-8

Join an NGV Educator for a short and lively introduction to one work from the NGV Collection and exhibitions and catch a glimpse of the Gallery before the NGV opens to the public. To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected].
The program recording will also be available to access online for booked participants.

The pioneer

Who are the characters in Frederick McCubbin’s The pioneer and what is their story? Use your close looking and analytical skills to bring this monumental triptych to life, and consider what this picture tells us about Australian settler history.

Learning objectives

  • Analyse and interpret stories, themes, concepts and ideas in The pioneer and how they are expressed by McCubbin
  • Identify and connect The pioneer to a wider historical, cultural and social context

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

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