Education

About

Highschool students listening to a presenter at the La Trobe Art Institution.

Address: 121 View Street, Bendigo 3550 (opposite Bendigo Art Gallery).

Operating Hours:  Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat 12noon to 5pm

Education programs at La Trobe Art Institute

La Trobe Art Institute offers a unique and stimulating experience for students from primary through to tertiary level.

Discover how art can support learning across the curriculum through a range of activities guided by artists, curators, academics and La Trobe University students.

Be inspired by our exhibitions, meet experienced art professionals and discover new ways to visually engage with ideas in the context of a University Art Museum.

Talks and tours

To book a free guided tour of our exhibitions or to discuss how we can customize your visit to meet curriculum and other needs of your group, please contact lai@latrobe.edu.au

Our auditorium seats up to 90 students. Larger groups can be accommodated in co-operation with Bendigo Art Gallery with a split joint program.

Check out the exhibitions page to see what’s on or view related programs and events, or see the Tertiary/Exhibiting Culture for information about our five-day intensive block subject.

Find out more about upcoming talks and workshops by signing up to our mailing list.

Not only the arts

Talk to us about how we can address F-10 Learning Areas beyond The Arts such as English, Science, The Humanities - Civics and Citizenship and History, and link with most, if not all the General Capabilities.

We offer activities to address VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts and Tertiary Creative Arts requirements and can work with teachers to address other curriculum areas.

Primary

Primary School students drawing at the La Trobe Arti Institution

Visit the exhibitions page for more detailed information

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For bookings see the contact and bookings tab.

Our 2020 Exhibitions Education Program

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention 17th Feb – 28th Mar

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention comprises short video and audio stories from people talking about their experiences in immigration detention and their life after release.

Behind The Wire (education kit for They Cannot Take the Sky)

Education Program: “Borders, Boundaries & Mark-making” workshop using drawing and mark-making to explore how we impact the landscape and themes of ownership and division.

Curriculum Links: Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical and Intercultural; Learning Areas: The Arts -Media Arts, The Humanities – Civics & Citizenship, Citizenship, Diversity & Identity, English.

Rivers of Gold 17th Feb – 28th Mar

Rivers of Gold is an exhibition of an international print portfolio by 40 artists invited to reflect on the theme ‘Rivers of Gold’ and the long-term consequences of mining.

Education Program: “Borders, Boundaries & Mark-making” workshop as above. Other activities may include discussions about how past decisions affect our environment; How Art & Science can work together; a partnership with Central Deborah Goldmine.

Curriculum Links: Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical and Intercultural; Learning Areas: The Arts - Visual Arts; The Humanities – Civics and Citizenship, History and Geography, English.

One Foot on the Ground, One Foot in the Water 2nd Nov - 19th Dec

Artwork by contemporary artists exploring themes such as Death, Mortality, Impermanence, Grief Narrative, Transcendence and Remembrance.

Education Program: TBA

Curriculum Links:  General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural, Personal & Social, Humanities – Civics & Citizenship.

Secondary

Secondary School Students outside blowing bubbles

Visit the exhibitions page for more detailed information

Join our mailing list to keep up to date.

For bookings see the contact and bookings tab.

ASSC Outreach Program

The ASSC Outreach Program aims to deliver activities that increase student capabilities, build self-confidence and raise awareness of career opportunities upon completion of a university degree.

These one-day events are a collaboration between the Bendigo Campus and the La Trobe Art Institute.

Schools Partnership Program

The La Trobe University School Partnerships Program (SPP) works collaboratively with identified schools to raise awareness of higher education and inform career aspiration by providing access to a range of activities that engage students and their school communities.

Created for Years 7-10, these activities are closely linked to curriculum and are designed to inform aspirations and aid motivation and learning confidence.

Our 2020 Exhibitions Education Program

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention 17th Feb – 28th Mar

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention comprises short video and audio stories from people talking about their experiences in immigration detention and their life after release.

Behind the wire (Education kit for They Cannot Take the Sky)

Education Program: “Borders, Boundaries & Mark-making” workshop using drawing and mark-making to explore how we impact the landscape and themes of ownership and division.

Curriculum Links: Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical and Intercultural; Learning Areas: The Arts -Media Arts, The Humanities – Civics & Citizenship, Citizenship, Diversity & Identity, English.

Rivers of Gold 17th Feb – 28th Mar

Rivers of Gold is an exhibition of an international print portfolio by 40 artists invited to reflect on the theme ‘Rivers of Gold’ and the long-term consequences of mining.

Education Program: “Borders, Boundaries & Mark-making” workshop as above. Other activities may include discussions about how past decisions affect our environment; How Art & Science can work together; a partnership with Central Deborah Goldmine.

Curriculum Links: Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical and Intercultural; Learning Areas: The Arts - Visual Arts; The Humanities – Civics and Citizenship, History and Geography, English.

One Foot on the Ground, One Foot in the Water 2nd Nov - 19th Dec

Artwork by contemporary artists exploring themes such as Death, Mortality, Impermanence, Grief Narrative, Transcendence and Remembrance.

Education Program: TBA

Curriculum Links:  General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural, Personal & Social, Humanities – Civics & Citizenship.

VCE

Patrons listening to an exhibition guide at the La Trobe Art Institution

Visit the exhibitions page for more detailed information

Join our mailing list to keep up to date.

For bookings see the contact and bookings tab.

LAI Education staff can customize a workshop or talk to meet students’ needs, for example we offer;

  • VCE Art - Discussions with students about Artistic Practice, The Art Process, Analytical Frameworks and Visual Language, Art Elements and Principals utilizing our current exhibitions.
  • VCE Studio Arts Unit 4: Studio practice and art industry contexts – We offer presentations on Preparation, Presentation Conservation and Promotion and VCE Studio Arts Exam Revision Workshops with Bendigo Art Gallery. (To book, please contact the Bendigo Art Gallery).
  • Sample resources

Our 2020 Exhibitions Education Program

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention 17th Feb – 28thMar

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention comprises short video and audio stories from people talking about their experiences in immigration detention and their life after release.

Curriculum Links: VCE Studio Art Unit 1 & 2, VCE Art, The Humanities -Politics, Sociology

Rivers of Gold 17th Feb – 28th Mar

Rivers of Gold is an exhibition of an international print portfolio that involves 40 print-makers.  Invited artists were encouraged to reflect on issues related to the theme ‘Rivers of Gold’ from antiquity to the 21st century and beyond.  It explores the long-term consequences of human activities that contribute to reshaping the Earth’s systems.

Curriculum Links: VCE Studio Arts Units 1 & 3; VCE Humanities, Geography, History; VCE Science, Environmental Science; VCE Outdoor Education Unit 3: Relationships with outdoor environments; Health & PE, Outdoor and Environment Studies.

One Foot On The Ground, One Foot In The Water 2nd Nov - 19th Dec

An exhibition of work by contemporary artists exploring themes such as Death, Mortality, Impermanence and Grief narrative, Transcendence and Remembrance.

Curriculum Links:  VCE Studio Arts, Unit 2: Studio Explorations and Concepts and Unit 3: Studio Practice and Art Industry Concepts; VCE Arts, Unit 2: Artworks and Contemporary Culture and Unit 4: Artworks, ideas and viewpoints;

Education Program: TBA

Tertiary

A University student giving the thumbs up whilst a man in a cap demonstrates how to use a loom

HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB - Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival

Intensive 22-24 & 29-31 March, 2019 Castlemaine

Students from all campuses, as well as the general public, are invited to enrol in Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival.

This immersive festival based subject will give students a unique insight into the ideas and practices of leading Australian and International artists.

Students will have guided access to all aspects of the CSF visual arts program curated by La Trobe Art Institute where they will hear directly from artists, curators and academics.

A focus on highly energetic, process-oriented visual arts sits at the core of the LAI’s curatorial approach to the visual arts program of the CSF. Given that the CSF is predominantly, and historically, a festival of performativity – with emphasis on music and theatre – LAI has developed a visual arts program that reflects upon and challenges this character.

Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival is open to students from any degree.

Subject Details

When and Where

When

Two intensive weekend blocks:
*Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March 2019
*Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March 2019

Where

Castlemaine State Festival Visual Arts Program (sites to be announced early 2019)

Subject outline and curriculum

Subject Details

Subject Code: HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB

Subject Coordinator: Dr Jacqueline Millner

Subject Lecturer: Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

Exhibiting Culture is an immersive, gallery-based subject, underpinned by La Trobe University's exclusive partnership with nationally and internationally renowned institutions. The subject is designed to deepen learning across a range of disciplines such as art history, social history, archaeology, philosophy, law, textual studies, education and politics, via the experience of a unique, curated exhibition.

The subject will address the following broad questions:

  • what type of exhibition is this?
  • what holds this collection of cultural objects together?
  • is it organised around a theme, a period, an artist, a significant individual, a movement, or something else, and how has that affected the form and content of the exhibition?
  • how does the exhibition direct inquiry and engagement?
  • what types of knowledge does it produce; by what criteria can an exhibition be evaluated?
  • how successful is this exhibition as a whole?

It also extends and consolidates the immersive gallery-based experience with:

  • relevant contemporary and historical lectures
  • learning involvements and activities that afford a deepening engagement in inquiry
  • critical questioning
  • responding in ways that evaluate the experience, a theme, a period, an artist, a significant individual, a movement, or something else.

The La Trobe Essentials

The Essentials are three vital areas of learning which all La Trobe undergraduate students will experience to foster the skills and knowledge needed to become future ready in the workplace and the wider world. The Essentials are designed to develop students’ capacity to address our most pressing global challenges. The key areas of learning covered by the Essentials within any undergraduate La Trobe course are: Global Citizenship; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Sustainability Thinking. Together, these three Essentials contribute distinctive learning outcomes for students within our Future Ready courses.

This subject addresses the Essential ‘Global Citizenship’.

Throughout your courses at La Trobe you will:

  • be taught how to thrive in a fast-changing world;
  • be challenged to use your creativity to generate and effectively manage new ideas;
  • learn how to understand and solve complex problems; and,
  • locate and use knowledge to reduce risk and make smart decisions.

In HUS2ECA and HUS3ECB you will be generating and managing new ideas, communicating them to your peers and collaborating on their development. You will be learning to locate theories to support your ideas and to creatively explore issues of global significance.

Learning Activity Summary

Learning Activity:

Schedule

Attendance at seminars and floor talks to engage with and build expert knowledge

From day 1 to day 6 of teaching block

Production of research notes to build into essay writing

From day 1 to day 6 of teaching block and continuing until assessment due dates

Critical reflection, self reflection, and creative planning through independent time in the gallery

From day 1 to day 6 of teaching block and continuing until assessment due dates

Engagement in interactive practical workshops to build skills and experiential learning

From day 1 to day 6 of teaching block

Assessment, Feedback and Accreditation Summary

HUS2ECA

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1200 words)

10 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1200 words)

24 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One creative response (1500 words or equivalent)*8 May 201940Submit Electronic copy through LMS

HUS3ECB

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1500 words)

10 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1500 words)

24 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One Creative Response (1750 words or equivalent)*

8 May 2019

40

Submit Electronic Copy through LMS

General Public

There are no assessment components for members of the general public undertaking this course.

Accreditation

  • All La Trobe students who enrol in the full subject and successfully complete and pass the assessment component will receive accreditation towards their degree.
  • General public who register and attend without the assessment component may apply for a certificate of participation which can be used to demonstrate continuing professional development.

Schedule of Learning Activities

BLOCK 1: Curating Resistances - Visual arts and the festival

FRIDAY 22 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

5 pm

Subject Overview

Castlemaine venue (tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

5.30pm

Offical Subject Welcome

Castlemaine venue tbcDr Kent Wilson, Senior Curator, LAI 

6-8.30 pm

CSF Opening event (self guided access)

Castlemaine venue tbc 

SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9-10 amFoundation Lecture: The History of Visual ArtsCastlemaine (venue tbc) 

10.10.30 am

Morning tea break

10.30-11.30am

Engaging Community A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

11.30-12.30 pm Engaging Catering BCastlemaine (venue tbc)Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Artist Insight A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30 pm Artist Insight BCastlemaine (venue tbc)Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30 - 4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5 pm

Curatorial Insight A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Travis Hodgson, Curator, LAI

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: How to write a reviewCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Foundation Lecture:Curating the Festival

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Kent Wilson

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 12.30 pm

Engaging Community C

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artists (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Engaging Community D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artists (details tba)

2.30-3.30pm

Curatorial Insight B: Engaging Audiences

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Artist Insight C

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: In Depth InvestigationCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas 
Block 2: The Aesthetics of Experience

FRIDAY 29 March 2019

TimeSessionLocationSpeaker
5-6 pm Making SpacesCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Kent Wilson
6-7 pm Curatorial Insight CCastlemaine (venue tbc)Partner producer (details tba)

7-7.30 pm

Break

7.30 - 8 pm

Artist Insight D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)
SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Foundation Lecture: Participatory Art Practice

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 11.30am

Artist Insight E

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

11.30 - 12.30 pm

Artist Insight F

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Artist Insight G

Castlemaine Art Museum

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30pm

Artist Insight H

Castlemaine Art Museum

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Curatorial Insight D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Travis Hodgson, Curator, LAI

5-5.30 pmTutorial: The Creative ResponseCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas
    
SUNDAY 31 MARCH   
9-10 amFoundation Lecture: The Aesthetics of ExperienceCastlemaine (venue tbc)Lecturer (tba)
10-10.30 am Morning Tea Break  
10;30 -11.30 am Panel Discussion: Festival ProductionCastlemaine (venue tbc)Festival representatives (details tba)
11.30 - 12.30 pm    
12.30 - 1.30 pm Lunch break   
1.30 - 2.30 pm Artist Insight ICastlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30 pm Artist Insight JCastlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30 pm - 4 pm Break  
4 - 5 pm Artist Insight L Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: Beyond the FestivalCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

Cost and Enrolment

Cost

Members of the general public are invited to register for each of the two blocks. The cost to attend is $225 Plus GST per block.  Public registration OPENING SOON.  Please direct enquiries to Karen Annett-Thomas, k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au.

Current La Trobe University students in any discipline may take this as a Commonwealth-supported elective subject.

How to Enrol

La Trobe Students (Year 2): Exhibiting Culture A - Enrol Online

La Trobe Students (Year 3): Exhibiting Culture B - Enrol Online

General Public -contact Karen Annett-Thomas k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au

Accommodation and Transport

Accommodation

Participants to Bendigo will need to arrange accommodation at their own cost. The Bendigo Visitor Centre can assist with booking accommodation to suit your budget.

La Trobe Residential Services offer accommodation at a discounted rate to all La Trobe students. Contact 5444 7425 or Residences-Bendigo@latrobe.edu.au for more information.

Transport and parking

By car: Castlemaine is approximately 120 kms north -west of Melbourne, or a 90-minute drive via the Tullamarine Freeway, following the signs to Bendigo and the Calder Freeway.

By train: Castlemaine Railway Station is centrally located and train travel is an easy and pleasurable 1.5 hour journey from Melbourne. V/Line trains run between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station along the Bendigo line to Castlemaine, departing regularly from 6.00am to 10:30pm.

Getting around Castlemaine:


Walking
A range of walking maps, including natural and cultural heritage walks in Castlemaine and surrounding areas, are available from the Visitor Information Centre in the Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street.


For downloadable walking maps, visit maldoncastlemaine.com or telephone 03 5471 1795.


Cycling
Bicycles, with helmets, are available for hire from $20/half-day and $30/full-day from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre in the Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street, Telephone 03 5471 1795.


Buses
Castlemaine Bus Lines services Castlemaine, Chewton, Campbells Creek, Maldon and Bendigo.
For timetables and fares telephone 03 5472 1455.


Taxi
Castlemaine Taxis can be contacted on 03 5447 4477 or 131 008.


Accommodation
Contact the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre’s free accommodation service, your enquiry will be handled by trained and knowledgeable staff who can offer the right advice – whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, family or group.


For further information freecall 1800 171 888 or email visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au


Visitor Information
Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre
Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Telephone: 03 5471 1795 (Check number)
Email: visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Web site:maldoncastlemaine.com

Contact

Student Enrolment Contact

Brian Flanagan, Senior Officer, Client Services

T 03 5444 7346

E b.flanagan@latrobe.edu.au

LAI Subject Lecturer Contact

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, LAI Public Programs Manager

T 03 5444 7258

E k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au

Previous short courses

December 2015: Ink Remix

Ink Remix

Exhibiting Culture: Ink Remix gave students the opportunity to enjoy access to the Ink Remix: contemporary art from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery. Leading La Trobe scholars and other experts will guide participants through an exploration of the exhibition, which encompassed works in a range of media, including painting, photography, video and animation produced by artists building on the traditions of Chinese ink literati painting and calligraphy.

Exhibiting Culture: Ink Remix explored themes related to history, the effects of modernisation and globalisation on society, the natural and urban environment, and concepts of culture and identity. The distinctive individual and regional perspectives, including Bendigo's rich Chinese heritage, was covered.

Image: Australia 2015, biro, oil pen and gold leaf on paper, 200 x 546 x 6cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tina Keng Gallery.

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May - June 2015: Imagining Ned

Exhibiting Culture: Imagining Ned was tailored to Imagining Ned exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Leading La Trobe scholars and industry experts guided participants through an exploration of historical items rarely accessed by the public along with paintings, drawings, photographic works, film related material, sculpture and ceramics.

The subject included attendance at the performance of NED, an Australian musical at Bendigo's Ulumbarra Theatre. Students studied the history and legend surrounding the Kelly Gang through original artefacts such as Kelly's famous armour, the death mask, the Jerilderie letter, weaponry, associated ephemera, and important works of art by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Juan Davila, Norman Lindsay and others.

Image: Adam Cullen, Unforgiven (Ned Kelly and Constable Fitzpatrick), 2011, acrylic and ink on linen, private collection, reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Adam Cullen and Michael Reid Art Gallery

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April 2016: Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe portrait

Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn explored the Marilyn phenomenon through the a number of lenses, including those provided by history, politics, fashion, cinema and the visual arts, psychology, gender relations and law.

Students enjoyed access to Bendigo Art Gallery's Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe exhibition and to the Murray Art Museum Albury's exhibition Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon. Leading La Trobe scholars and other experts guided participants through a comparative exploration of the exhibitions.

Image: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes © 1953 and 2015 Twentieth Century Fox.

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November - December 2016: Galleries at Work

Exhibiting Culture: Galleries at Work explored the roles and diverse forms of galleries in the 21st century including blockbuster exhibitions, artist-run collectives, cultural tourism and technology.

Students had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gallery directors, curators, artists and educators working in regional and metropolitan contexts. Exhibiting Culture: Galleries at Work also included a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Bendigo Art Gallery.

Image: LAI Facade, Julie Rrap, Outerspace (2010), digital print.

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On Demand Workshops

Members of the public drawing at the La Trobe Art Institution

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For bookings see the contact and bookings tab.

On demand workshops

Journal Workshops

Designed to support students’ use of their visual diaries or journals, schools can book as many times as they wish throughout the year.

Students will begin with discussions exploring how and why artists use journals, what materials and art elements, (eg. form, colour, texture) relate best to the setting and task, and warm up drawing exercises.

We will also encourage students to notice what is special about this place, exhibition or other subject through micro and/or macro observation, examining small things they might find/textures etc or landscape views.

Participants may like to share and reflect on their drawings.

Time frame: 1 hour+
Venue: To be arranged
Materials: Journal, mixed media


A Critical Eye

Students will develop skills to increase their visual literacy, analyse their own artwork and increase their awareness of how it is perceived by others, with a view to improvement.  

Education staff will show students selected works from the current exhibition and discuss them in relation to the Art Elements and Principals, and will model critiquing selected artworks using Visual Thinking Strategies; How do they help us see an artwork? Why is a framework useful for critiquing an artwork? And explore what they have learnt from the artists.

Then, as a class or in small groups, students will be supported present a piece of their own artwork and discuss it using these strategies.

Follow-up discussion reflect on what students have learnt about gaps between their intention in creating the work and how it was perceived by the ‘audience’.

Time frame: 1+hrs
Venue: LAI
Materials: Students to bring an artwork to discuss


Collaborate

Students will explore different ways artists collaborate and develop skills in working together.

Students will explore collaboration and the many reasons and ways artists collaborate.

For example, Artists might work with someone from a different field, (eg Danica Chappell and Dr Donna Whelan for Photo2020), or a community (Big Hart), or a different cultural background or skill set.

Students will then work in small groups to build a construction, then discuss What personal qualities are useful when collaborating with someone else? What are the benefits and limitations of collaboration? What kinds of things did the team discuss and how were decisions made? Did the group work together effectively? How does the quality of the creation reflect the group?

Time frame: 1+hrs
Venue: LAI
Materials: paper, pencils, construction materials

Teachers

Teachers networking at a La Trobe Art Institution function

School bookings or to contact us

Contact us to discuss designing a program or workshop to suit your requirements. Our auditorium can accommodate groups up to 90 students. Larger groups can be accommodated in co-operation with Bendigo Art Gallery with a split joint program.

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Professional development

La Trobe Art Institute offers Teacher PD’s throughout the year. On request LAI can provide a certificate of attendance that includes activity duration, content and VIT’s APST met, to assist teachers to meet their VIT registration requirements.

In 2020 we will offer:

  • A workshop aimed at supporting teachers to appropriately deliver curriculum based on Aboriginal culture and history, currently being developed by the Indigenous Academic Enrichment Advisor–Bendigo from Jimbeyer Boondjhil Indigenous Education Centre at La Trobe University.
  • Curatorial practices workshop in association with our Emerging Curators Program in early October and other activities.

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Education resources

Education resources for each exhibition are available for download from the resources tab to support teachers to extend the value of school visits to our exhibitions with pre-, during and post-visit activities.

They include curriculum links and promote the use of arts-related vocabulary. We also produce resources for specific cohorts such as VCE Studio Arts as required.

We invite your feedback

In November 2019 we established a group of teachers to become an Advisory Group for our education program, made up of educators from a range of primary and secondary schools, along with educators from La Trobe University.

The group will meet twice a year to offer feedback and suggestions and review the upcoming program.

We welcome feedback and suggestions from teachers throughout the year by emailing our Education Officer

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Resources

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La Trobe Art Institute’s public and educative programs promote inter-disciplinary dialogue, participation and cultural inclusion through engagement with the University’s expansive collection of art and artefacts and the LAI’s contemporary exhibition program.

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Contact & Bookings

For group bookings

To book a free guided tour of our exhibitions or to discuss how we can customize your visit to meet curriculum and other needs of your group, please contact lai@latrobe.edu.au.

Our auditorium seats up to 90 students. Larger groups can be accommodated in co-operation with Bendigo Art Gallery with a split joint program.

Check out the exhibitions page to see what’s on or view related programs and events, or for see Tertiary tab for information about our five day intensive block subject.

Keep up to date

Join our Education Mailing List to find out more about upcoming talks, workshops and other activities.

FAQs

How do we get there?

Is there a cost?

No, our education programs are free!

Can teachers join in?

Yes, teachers are encouraged to participate in discussions and workshops.

Is there bus parking?

Yes, there is bus parking available nearby at the QEO Car Park, accessed via View Street.

Where can we have lunch?

School groups may like to can bring their own lunches and eat in nearby Rosalind Park, (Buses can drop students off at the QEO Car Park, accessed via View Street).

For smaller groups, there are several nearby café options in View Street, or visit the Bendigo region website for more information.

What else can we do?

There’s lots for school and other groups to see and do before or after your visit to LAI, including Bendigo Art Gallery, Central Deborah Gold Mine/Vintage Talking Tram, Discovery Science & Technology Centre and the Golden Dragon Museum. See the Bendigo region website for more information.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, the venue offers front door access to people using wheelchairs via a ramp. Inside all galleries are accessible for wheelchairs and there is a gender neutral toilet, accessible via a lift.

Click here for Bendigo CBD Parking Guide including Disability Parking