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National Gallery of Australia

Art is the answer! Art inspires creativity and fuels the imagination. Through experiences with art and artists we foster different perspectives on the world around us.

The National Gallery offers a range of learning opportunities for students both online and on site. Our digital excursions, tours, workshops and online learning resources encourage creative and critical thinking and experimentation for students of all ages and abilities to enhance their skills across different learning areas.

Programs can be tailored to support students of all abilities.



Make art part of your classroom!

Learning resources: Find out about the national collection, past exhibitions, learning area aligned art sets, videos and interactives.

NGA Resources

Digital excursions: Bring an artist or artist educator into your classroom with our suite of nine digital excursions, with most of our onsite programs now available online.

NGA Programs



Tailored programs for all levels engage students creatively and critically as they look at, talk about and make art. Extend your experience with art making in the Tim Fairfax Learning Studio. Bookings required. 


Stories of Australian art

Celebrate the resilience of Indigenous cultures, and the connections between art, people and Country. Drawn from historical and contemporary work and informed by the many voices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures and communities, this program reconsiders Australia’s history of colonisation and its impact.

Patricia Piccinini's Skywhales (2020 only)

Imagine flying in the sky! With an artist educator, share stories about Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale family—sculptures in the form of hot air balloons—in the Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery. Discuss the nature of families and the relationship between art and science.

Digital Drawing

Experiment with digital applications to extend the possibilities of creative making on a tablet. After discussing the techniques and processes of several works of art from the collection, students create their own digital artworks inspired by their experiences.

Art Ways of Learning

Developed by Indigenous people, this new learning program will teach through and about culture. It will bring together the voices of Australia’s Indigenous communities through art, connecting learners through activities which are within an Aboriginal education pedagogy framework that is aligned with Australian Curriculum learning priorities.

Art in Focus

Learn about some of the most well-known works of art in the Gallery’s collection. From Jackson Pollock’s painting Blue poles 1952 to Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s The Alhalkere Suite 1993, this program focuses on the role of art and artists in our society.