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Free Range Cousins, 2015 by Jennifer Stocks
Free Range Cousins, 2015 by Jennifer Stocks
Free Range Cousins, 2015 by Jennifer Stocks
Free Range Cousins, 2015 by Jennifer Stocks

Children of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Learning resource

Senses, movement and imagination in portraits of children from the 2016 Prize. For Year 1 - 3 students.

Yhonnie and Indiana, 2012 by Janelle Low
Yhonnie and Indiana, 2012 by Janelle Low
Yhonnie and Indiana, 2012 by Janelle Low
Yhonnie and Indiana, 2012 by Janelle Low

NPPP 2013 learning resource

Exploring select works from the NPPP 2012. For secondary students.

Jack Charles
Jack Charles
Jack Charles
Jack Charles

NPPP 2012 learning resource

Exploring select works from the NPPP 2012. For secondary students.

Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman

NPPP 2011 learning resource

Exploring select works from the NPPP 2011. For secondary students.

Elegance in Exile

Learning Resource

Taking a selection of works from our 2012 exhibition Elegance in Exile: Portrait drawing from colonial Australia, this resource aims to introduce the lives of subjects and artists, provide an insight into colonial times in Australia, encourage close examination of portraits and explore how portraits can be used as primary historical documents. For primary students.

Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Portrait of a nation

Australian Schools Portrait Project

Explore portraits of those who had a Canberra suburb or street named after them. For primary students.

Mrs George Matson Nicholas, c. 1917 by Hilda Rix Nicholas
Mrs George Matson Nicholas, c. 1917 by Hilda Rix Nicholas
Mrs George Matson Nicholas, c. 1917 by Hilda Rix Nicholas
Mrs George Matson Nicholas, c. 1917 by Hilda Rix Nicholas

Paris to Monaro

Structured around the biography of artist Hilda Rix Nicholas, this is a companion to our 2013 exhibition Paris to Monaro. For secondary students.

Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Paul Kelly

A companion to our 2013 exhibition Paul Kelly & The Portraits. For Year 7 to Year 12 students.

Lowitja O'Donoghue
Lowitja O'Donoghue
Lowitja O'Donoghue
Lowitja O'Donoghue

Awesome Achievers

A cross-curriculum learning resource

What makes someone awesome? And how does a portrait tell a person's story? Bring your students up close and personal with some great Australians. For upper primary school students.

Richard Avedon

A companion to our 2013 exhibition Richard Avedon People. This resource ties in with the Australian Curriculum and is designed primarily for upper secondary school teachers of Visual Arts, English, History and Theory of Knowledge.

Elvis at 21 learning resource

Complementing our 2013 exhibition Elvis at 21, this resource has connections with the Australian Curriculum and is designed primarily for Year 10 teachers of English, History, Music and Visual Arts.

Paths to Portraiture learning resource
Paths to Portraiture learning resource
Paths to Portraiture learning resource
Paths to Portraiture learning resource

Jenny Sages

Paths to Portraiture learning resource

A companion to our 2012-13 Paths to Portraiture travelling exhibition, which provides suggestions for teachers to use before, during and after their Gallery visit. For Secondary students.

Arcadia learning resource

A great addition to themes such as Australian History, Sport, Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, English and Visual Arts. For Year 9 – 12 students.

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