VCE & VCAL

Our VCE sessions incorporate more in-depth visual analysis and use of interpretative frameworks. We offer programs which relate specifically to Visual Arts areas of study and address Learning outcomes of specific study design such as Australian History and Psychology.

Programs can also be offered for students completing the VCAL and Tertiary courses. We would be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

Exploring and Interpreting

1. Highlights of the Collection

An introduction to the Gallery's Permanent Collection including a brief history of the gallery and a tour of the permanent collections including the Gallery's rich collection of Australian Art from Colonial to Contemporary as well as International art, the Eureka Flag and art from the goldfields era, the Lindsay Family collection and Ballarat artists.

2. Indigenous Australian Art And Culture

Develop an understanding of the diversity of Australian Indigenous art, it's cultural and political significance, materials and techniques used in art production and spiritual connection to land. View and discuss a range of art works including bark paintings from Arnhem Land and paintings on canvas from the central desert
Curriculum Link: Unit 2 Koorie History Outcome 1

3. Eureka - The Eureka Uprising

View the Eureka flag and other original works to discover more about the Eureka rebellion of 1854 and life on the goldfields in Ballarat in the 1850s. Discuss the importance of design, construction and conservation of the flag and its relevance to Australian Culture and Identity. 
Curriculum Link: Unit 3: Australian history - imagining Australia Outcome 1

Senior Years Program

Getting to know the Anayltic Frameworks
Available during Term 3
This two hour workshop helps VCE Year 12 Art students gain greater understanding of the Analytic Frameworks by using artworks in the Gallery's contemporary collection.

Art Exam Preparation
Available during Term 4
This two hour workshop helps students prepare for the end of year Art exam, which repsonds to an unseen artwork, offering exam tips and analysis workshops. Students focu on four artworks relating to each of the Analytic Frameworks.

What Makes a Gallery Work? Art Industry Contexts
Recommended for VCE Studio Art students, focussing on requirements of Unit 4: Outcome 3
Available during Term 3
What is the role of a public gallery? How does it function? Students tour through different work spaces within the Gallery, learning about curating, presenting and promoting exhibitions and conserving artworks. An optional extension sees students visitng other gallery spaces in Ballarat to compare a public gallery with other art spaces.

Discuss and Analyse
Students can undertake tours relating to VCE Art, Studio Arts, Design and Technology and VCAL study designs are also available and can incldue more in-depth anbalysis of artworks.