Learning / For Schools

Making Art Public offers new and exciting opportunities to bring teachers and students into direct, powerful contact with the latest in contemporary art practice.

School Visits

in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW

7 September 2019 - 16 February 2020

Channel your curiosity and delve into our 50-year history of innovative public artworks with your students. Experience cutting-edge exhibition design and gather deep insight into how our ambitious projects are realised through rich archival material, detailed project documentation, re-presentations of past projects and new works by leading Australian artists.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

Bookings are required for all group visits, including self-guided visits and study mornings, as well as professional learning.

For all booking requests and information please contact the Art Gallery of New South Wales. For all enquiries, please telephone 9225 1740 or email education@ag.nsw.gov.au.

Under the Spotlight

Making Art Public in focus

7 September 2019 - 16 February 2020

Join the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ artist educators to discover the artworks, themes and narratives behind Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects. What is the thinking behind the selection of works? What is the role of the curator? And how does the exhibition aim to inspire audiences?

Program details
Stages 1-6
Choose a 60-minute or longer session with an art-making focus
60/90/120-min duration
$165/$180/$225 per 15 students
Entry to the exhibition is free.

For all booking requests and information please contact the Art Gallery of New South Wales. For all enquiries, please telephone 9225 1740 or email education@ag.nsw.gov.au.

Your Public Art Project

An exciting new program for primary and secondary schools

February – November 2019

What is public art? How can it transform your local environment?

In 2019, we invited primary and secondary students from selected schools to reimagine public spaces within their communities. In this exciting new pilot program, students were encouraged to work collaboratively to investigate their environment and develop their own innovative public art work.

Your Public Art Project has involved schools from across NSW, and currently extends to Bourke, Dubbo, Parkes, Wilcannia, Western Sydney and Sydney’s Inner West.

Your Public Art Project signals our commitment to developing innovative education programs which engage schools and communities, and which foster a meaningful exchange of knowledge and resources. Our team is working closely with The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education, with the aim of developing further programs and resources for NSW schools in 2020.

Applications for Your Public Art Project in 2019 have now closed. If you would like to take part in the program in 2020, please contact lleah@kaldorartprojects.org.au for more information.

This program has been made possible with the generous support of our Major Education Partner, Gandel Philanthropy.

Professional Learning Program

Stage 6 Visual Arts Teachers

22-23 November 2019

Expressions of interest are being taken for Visual Arts teachers who are interested in developing digital learning resources for Stage 6 Visual Arts inspired by the Kaldor Public Art Projects archive.

Expressions of Interest due Friday 6 September 2019.

This opportunity includes:

• A two day workshop on Friday 22 - Saturday 23 November 2019 at Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
• Behind the scenes access to the physical Kaldor Public Art Projects archives
• Testing and evaluating the new digitised Kaldor archives
• Research of archival material to inform case studies for Stage 6 Visual Arts
• Collaborating with the education team at Kaldor Public Art Projects and industry professionals

Following the two-day intensive workshop teachers will be asked to continue to work in groups remotely to solidify their research into a final case study module.

Successful Department of Education teachers may be eligible for financial assistance to support their participation from Kaldor Public Art Projects and teacher relief payment for one day from The Arts Unit to support participation.