artonline education | winter edition 2008
This lively and at times provocative exhibition encompasses five decades of the artist's work and demonstrates the influences of pop art and abstraction through a variety of innovative techniques. The exhibition is suitable for students in years 10, 11 and 12.
Richard Larter Sliding Easy 1970 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on hardboard National Gallery of Australia, Canberra top image: Richard Larter Exercise 1967 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Lucy Swanton 1981
This exhibition is suitable for all students of photography, history and Asian studies. Photographers from South and Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific, to the west coast of North America reveal the beauty and cultural diversity of their regions.
André Roosevelt Legong dancer, Bali 1928 gelatin silver photograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Home at last
This exhibition is suitable for preschool and primary students. The exhibition will focus on the centrality of home to the experience of childhood featuring a range of media that explore house and garden and the ‘spaces’ of home, furniture and household objects, toys and play and rituals and relationships. Works of art are drawn from the Australian and Aboriginal Art collections with a focus on the Australian experience across time and place.
Howard Arkley Floral exterior 1996 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 174.5 x 134.5 cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © The Estate of Howard Arkley
An extensive examination of Degas’ painting, sculpture, drawing, monotypes and prints, the exhibition will highlight his role as a key figure in the development towards modern art. Degas traces the evolution of the artist’s style from finely crafted paintings to exuberant canvases with brilliant palettes and loose brushwork.
Teachers' Christmas viewing
Edgar Degas Dancers, pink and green c.1890 (detail) oil on canvas 82.2 x 75.6 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York HO Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs HO Havemeyer, 1929
An exhibition designed especially for children 3-8 years old. Discover art works which are made from trees, are about trees or even things that live in trees.
Treescape’s aim is to stimulate an appreciation of trees as a subject for interesting and exciting artworks. See paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, installations, furniture and more. Children can trace a tree to take home and have fun with a magnetic tree.
Patrick Collins Curtain call 2003 (detail) ceramic, earthenware, tin-glazed National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The National Gallery of Australia and Sony Foundation
Home is where we start from
image above: Davida Allen not titled [mother feeding child] 1989 colour lithograph 56.5 x 76.5 cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Australian Print Workshop Archive 2 Purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002 Part of the Home at last exhibition
Explore photography resources always available on the NGA website below in complement to the photography exhibition Picture Paradise and for general research
The VIVID National photography festival will be held in the ACT 11 July – 12 October nla.gov.au/vivid
image above: Gregor Krause Gibbon, fully-grown male 1926 photogravure National Gallery of Australia Research Library, Canberra Part of the Picture Paradise exhibition
Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 synthetic polymer paint on composition board 133.0 x 122.0 cm Collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges Part of the Richard Larter exhibition