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
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
Curriculum Link: Unit 2 Koorie History Outcome
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
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.