Free for the permanent collection.
Admission charges may apply to some temporary exhibitions.
Concessions usually apply for equity listed schools.
Maximum group size for guided sessions is 18 students per guide. For larger numbers, an Education Guide may be arranged. Please book well in advance for large groups.
T 08 8207 7033
F 08 8207 7070
About Education Services
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The Gallery's extensive Australian (Aboriginal and non Aboriginal), Asian and European collections and its diverse calendar of special exhibitions are on call to resource curriculum programs in unique and dynamic ways.
Schools support program
Teaching sessions for school students R-SACE conducted by the Education Manager or Volunteer Education Guides related to the following broad areas:
World, traditions, history, industry, the artists, ideas and language - traditional to contemporary.
Art works as windows on history and social systems.
Cultural identity, belief systems and traditions.
Relationship with nature and the environment documented or expressed through art.
Individual voices, imagination, expression and communication.
Art documenting technological change and art as the product of technology.
Art and artists extending understanding of ; the changing earth, the cycles of life and living, the material world and relationships with nature.
Teaching sessions may take the form of a 30 minute introductory tour, or a
45 minute syllabus-specific floor lecture for more senior students. Check the availability of audio tours, website and print packs.
Meet the Gallery plus ...
Teaching sessions with the Education Manager or Education Guides often incorporate components aimed at familiarising students with the Gallery and developing skills in concepts and art-based research. They are:
Meet the Gallery
Getting to know and use the Gallery (from reception).
Learning to Look
Learning to unpack art works (primary - junior secondary).
Usually extended workshop sessions: all levels.
Developing art-based research skills for cross-curriculum application (usually 1 hour plus sessions / workshops: upper primary - secondary).
Education Services is able to support students by:
> Producing image references (subject to copyright)
> Provide specific notes on works of art held by the Art Gallery of South Australia
Due to limited resources, we are not able to respond to:
> Requests on broad topics
> Reply to questionnaires or surveys
We encourage all students to visit the Art Gallery in the first instance and to search the website and online gallery.
All requests must be sent via email.
Collection access and Print Room tutorials
Small groups of senior students are permitted to view works not on public display These include prints, drawings and photographs. Only a limited number of tutorial access sessions are available each term with the Education Officer.
Professional development for teachers
In relation to current exhibitions, introductory and specialised training for teachers R-SACE
are organised to provide information and to develop skills in accessing and using the Gallery's
resources. Find out more about
Advisory service for individual teachers
Group sessions for teaching staff - introduction to the Art Gallery as a cross-curriculum resource (usually between 10.00 - 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday by arrangement). Exhibition briefings for teachers (usually 4.30 - 6.30pm - notified through the Art Gallery Education Services Newsletter or online).
Curriculum - specific workshops and mini courses (program by negotiation).
Teacher and student support materials related to the collection and temporary exhibitions including:
for temporary exhibitions
(Australian collection - 100 works & special exhibitions)
Teachers online resources (permanent collection & exhibition)
Booking a visit
All schools intending to visit the Art Gallery are required to book through Education Services.
Some Gallery areas are in high demand and booked groups have priority access. The Gallery only has
one Education Manager and requests for conducted teaching sessions should be lodged as early as
Self-guided visits can often be supported by materials such as Topic Trails and Key Works notes (allow three weeks' lead time).