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Student Tours and Workshops

All schools are welcome to visit Bendigo Art Gallery. Tours of the Gallery's permanent collection and or special exhibitions are available with an Education Officer.   Tours and workshops can be selected from those offered below or can be tailored to meet your specific curriculum needs. Unless otherwise stated tours are free with an Education Membership or are $3.50 per student.

Please contact an Education Officer to discuss and book your Gallery visit on 03 5434 6088.


Marimekko Secondary Student Workshops - Colour Concepts

Colour is the hallmark of Marimekko designs. Discuss Marimekko classic designs, then using these principles develop a design for al school bag. Students will explore colour relationships and experiment with line, repetition and abstraction in their designs.
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Marimekko student introductory presentations

A 20 minute presentation is available free with exhibtion student group bookings to schools prior to visiting the exhibition.
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Marimekko Primary Student Workshops - Pattern Play

Many of Marimekko’s greatest designs are based on simple shapes. Using these as inspiration students will explore different ways of developing designs, from overlapping shapes and lines to experimenting with scale and repetition the create their own motifs and patterns for a pencil case.
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Marimekko, Exhibition Design and Visual Communication

In conjunction with the exhibition Marimekko, Design Icon 1951-2018, Bendigo Art Gallery will present a program especially for VCE Visual Communication Design Unit 1 & 3 students. This program includes a visual presentation by Megan Atkins, the Exhibition Designer for Marimekko, Design Icon 1951-2018 followed by exhibition viewing.
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Art Workshops F-10

* Sketchbooks* Portrait Plays* Creative Compositions* Drawing games
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Talking Art

Discover the language of artists and galleries and the words used to describe the visual art elements such as colour, line and shape.
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Contemporary Minds

Explore the materials and processes used by contemporary artists as well as the themes that Australian contemporary artists are exploring in their work today.
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The Language of Landscape

View early Australian landscapes from the turn of the 20th century, modern landscape paintings and those of contemporary Indigenous artists. Compare and contrast these styles and discuss the meanings covered. Available for school groups, bookings are essential.
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Let's look back, Australian people and places

Who came to the Victorian goldfields and what did Bendigo look like in 1862? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this tour looking at Bendigo history and important Australian issues such as immigration and the altered environment.
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Label your Gallery

Children are invited to visit the Gallery to share their questions and stories and help us create a series of children's labels to be displayed in the Gallery
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