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National Gallery of Australia

Visit the home of Australia’s national art collection

At the National Gallery of Australia, we engage and inspire. NGA offers rich learning experiences for preschool through to tertiary students to engage with the national collection. Our educators and guides help students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills through responding to works of art.

There is also no better place to learn about diverse expressions of national identity than at the NGA. Explore civics and citizenship, Australian history and national identity in our ‘What’s in a nation?’ focus tour.

NGA is also home to the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world, an Australian
art collection that spans from the colonial to the contemporary as well as international art from Europe, America, Asia and our neighbours in the Pacific.

Find out more, access our collection and view our education resources at nga.gov.au/education.

Art Discovery Tours

1 hour, free and Interactive 

Art Discovery Tours
Discover our collection; look, talk and respond.

Focus Tours
We tailor your program to a topic of your choice.

Special Exhibition Tours
Experience our major show with a guide or educator.

GET HANDS ON

Drawing Tours (90 minutes)
Look at works of art and draw in response.
$4 per student

See and Create (2 hours)
See works that will inspire you to get hands on in an
artmaking workshop. $7 per student

Digital Draw and Explore (90 minutes)
Use iPad drawing to creatively respond to works in
the collection. $7 per student

Collection Study Room
View works of art not currently on display. Max 20 per
group, send enquires to csr@nga.gov.au.

National Summer Art Scholarship

Each year, 16 Year 11 students are selected to spend an intensive week at the NGA in January. Applications open in term 3, check the website for more information nga.gov.au/summerartscholarship 

Professional Learning

Professional Learning for teachers is scheduled across the year and available upon request.