Look at the works of art and discuss the themes and narratives in our exhibitions at the National Gallery. What is the thinking behind the art? What is the social, historical and artistic context of the works in the exhibition? What is the role of the curator? How does the exhibition make you think and feel? See our current and future exhibitions for more information.
Location and Duration
On site, 60 mins
On site with artmaking, 120 mins
Can include artmaking in the Studio ($5 per student)
Learning Area: Visual arts
General capabilities: critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding, ethical understanding.
Themes will be specific to each exhibition.
Explore ideas and practices used by artists from different cultures and times, including the practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions; identify purposes and meanings of artworks using visual arts terminology to compare artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts.
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