ONLINE VISUAL ART experiences

COVID-19 UPDATE: INFORMATION FOR VISITORS ATTENDING PUBLIC GALLERIES
Public Galleries across Victoria are currently closed. On Sunday 6 September, the Premier Daniel Andrews released the Victorian Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Reopening.
Under this plan, galleries in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria remain closed until 23 November.


Online gallery programs: you can continue to engage with public galleries from home. Visit our list of online gallery experiences HERE
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Phil Price, Tree of Life 2012,
Collection of McClelland, Southern
Way McClelland Commission 2013,
Photo: Vaughan Laws
Neighbour-homepage
Jeff Makin – Acacia and Blackboys, 24/60, 43 x 59 cm, etching, 2004, Central Goldfields Art Gallery. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Jeffrey Makin and Elizabeth Makin.
EGAG Curious Creatures

INSPIRED MINDS | AN ART AND WELLBEING SERIES
MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK + GALLERY

Image: Phil Price, Tree of Life 2012. Collection of McClelland, Southern Way McClelland Commission 2013. Photo: Vaughan Laws.

ACCA OPEN | DIGITAL COMMISSIONS
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPOARY ART (ACCA)

Image: Neighbour, a collaboration between artist and choreographer Amrita Hepi and writer, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Sam Lieblich. 

ONLINE EXHIBITION | FELIX - A SUITE OF TEN ETCHINGS BY JEFF MAKIN
Image: Jeff Makin – Acacia and Blackboys, 24/60, 43 x 59 cm, etching, 2004, Central Goldfields Art Gallery. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Jeffrey Makin and Elizabeth Makin.

ACTIVITY | CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS
EAST GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

Create a Curious Creature Mask that shows your Wild Side!


oNLINE CONTENT - PGAV MEMBER galleries
Ask A Curator Day - wednesday 16 September 2020

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS ART GALLERY
11am-2pm
Helen Kaptein – Curator/ Education Officer will be answering your questions and sharing insights on the life of a curator. Direct message us your questions via Facebook or email: cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

GEELONG GALLERY
11.00am to 4.00pm
Jason Smith, Director and CEO, Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator and Deirdre Cannon, Curatorial Assistant, will be answering your questions and sharing insights on curatorial practice. Join in the conversation on social media @GeelongGallery #AskACurator, or submit your questions to info@geelonggallery.org.au

GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY
11am to 2pm
Erin Mathews, Curator at Gippsland Art Gallery, will be answering your questions and sharing insights on the life of a curator. Get involved by emailing your questions to galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or by following along on Facebook and Instagram.

MONASH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART
Is there something you’ve wanted to know about our museum, exhibitions program, or the Monash University Collection? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a curator? MUMA is excited to participate in #AskACurator day on Wednesday 16 September. Send us your questions by sending your questions through our Instagram or Facebook by Sunday 13 September and we’ll post our answers on Wednesday 16 September.

RMIT CULTURE
Curators from RMIT Culture will be available on their social media platforms to answer your questions - watch this space for further details!

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY
Further details coming soon!


Arts Centre Melbourne

GRAND
A new online exhibition from Arts Centre Melbourne which celebrates Dame Joan Sutherland and the iconic garments that decorated her incredible career.

'Grand' is a unique digital offering from the Australian Performing Arts Collection (APAC), who partnered with Deakin University to utilise modern technologies such as photogrammetry and 3D scanning to bring the artefacts and stories to life. The items featured in 'Grand' were a donation from Opera Australia, comprising of 30 complete costumes, gowns, head pieces, jewellery, wigs and shoes from three decades on the world stage.

Explore here - https://stories.artscentremelbourne.com.au/grand/

Arts Centre Melbourne's Digital Online Hub
Together with You
Share in the wonder of the performing arts - full length performances, artist interviews, family activities, podcasts, curated playlists and more.

#ACMWithYou

Explore here - https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/community/content-hub/together-with-you
 

Arts Project Australia

LOVE FROM THE STUDIO
A series of stories bringing you behind the scenes of Arts Project Australia. Explore here.

ARTIST VIDEOS
Featuring behind the scenes footage of Arts Project Australia artists in conversation with some of Australia's leading artists and arts professionals. Explore here

DIGITAL BOOKSHELF
Online releases of prominent Arts Project publications. Access here.

MAPPING OUR FUTURE - VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS
Virtual exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established Arts Project artists. Explore here.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

ACCA Open - a new commissions series for contemporary art projects in the digital realm.
Artists Archie Barry, Zanny Begg, Léuli Eshrāghi and Sean Peoples, and collaborators Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, and Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich will each receive $8,000 to create a new work to be presented by ACCA on digital platforms from August 2020. More information.

ACCA’s Lecture Series, Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999, will take a deeper look at the moments that have shaped Australian art since 1968. Explore here

ACCA Education - online learning programs, Artivities and education resources. Explore here. 

Podcasts - explore ACCA's rich audio content featuring artist and curator talks, conversations in the gallery & more. Explore here

2019 Writing Program - Doubting Writing | Writing Doubt - Read the experimental digital publication from the 2019 Writing Program. Explore here. 

Future exhibitionFrances Barrett: Meatus
Frances Barrett: Meatus
is presented as part of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a suite of three unique commissions to support Australian women artists working at the nexus of performance and installation. The series is presented in partnership between the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA); Carriageworks, Sydney; and the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.
Learn more.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Explore ACMI online here 
Join us for a program of virtual screenings, online resources for parents and teachers, skills workshops led by industry professionals, talks, retrospectives and more, all from the comfort of your home

Games Talks 2020
Go behind the scenes with some of Australia's top game makers.
Each Monday from 10 August, 6pm. Free.
Explore the program here

Virtual Cinémathèque
Missing Melbourne Cinémathèque already? Join us for a weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
Every Wednesday - Free

Running Free Live
A monthly opportunity to network and learn skills from the screen industrySecond Thursday of the month, 7pm–8.30pm - Free

Running Free
Join us online for a series of short and sharp skills workshops for the screen industry #runningfreeskills
Wednesday & Friday mornings, 10am - Free

Future of Music Meetup
Unpack the relationship between music, tech and social impact
Last Tuesday of the month, 5pm–8pm - Free

ACMI at Home
Explore our archive of retrospectives, and find out where to stream, play, and view selected works, from the comfort of your own home.

Resources for teachers and parents
Online learning from home - Explore here

Art Space at Realm

Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine’s dynamic exhibition, 'Take me with you', has closed early at ArtSpace Realm due to COVID-19, but the gallery has launched online two wonderful short documentaries from the exhibition about the making of their work and a new online VR workshop. Explore here

Art Gallery Of Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat's has online content for their new exhibition David: Noonan: Stagecraft including videos of Curator Julie McLaren speaking about different aspects of David's work.

Find out more

Australian centre for the moving image

ACMI Recorded Talks: Preserving Artefacts of the Future
Seb Chan, ACMI’s Chief Experience Officer and Natalie D Kane, Curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London discuss the current institutional approaches, including the V&A's rapid response collecting initiatives and ACMI's digital preservation. Listen

ACMI Conversations: Art, Science and Tech in VR
From the surface of the sun to the depths of the prehistoric seas and the earth's orbit, VR continues to open portals onto worlds we could never physically inhabit. What potential does this technology hold for expanding the realms of human experience? Featuring Astrid Scott, Dr Alan Duffy, Jessie Hughes and Scott Wright. Listen

ACMI: Christian Thompson discusses Bayi Gardiya
Take a walk with Christian through the landscape of his childhood and hear him sing in the Bidjara language in this bold and ambitious new virtual reality work, Bayi Gardiya.  Dr Christian Thompson AO is the first recipient of the Mordant Family Commission VR, a three-year program worth $240,000 that supports Australian artists who have never worked in VR before to create new works in this medium, funded in partnership with philanthropists Simon Mordant AM and Catriona Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne and ACMI. Listen

Bayside Gallery

Online exhibition - Greenworld
Greenworld comes at a time when, as city dwellers in lockdown, our appreciation for the green and open spaces of our parks, creeks and rivers, and the shoreline of the bay, has strengthened. Our access to these pockets of nature close to home have become more meaningful and life-affirming for people than ever before. Baysiders have an incredible array of places to escape to, even for a moment. This exhibition reflects on the power of nature to offer relief, sustenance and inspiration during these times of intense interiority.
Explore here - https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/greenworld-exhibition-immerse-yourself-our-online-art-gallery

Online exhibition -  Fiona McMonagle: Classy 
Explore a range of videos and resources available online. 
Melbourne-based artist Fiona McMonagle is well-known for her watercolours that probe the darker side of pedestrian life in the suburbs.
Explore here - https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/view-fiona-mcmonagles-exhibition-classy-bayside-gallery

Benalla Art Gallery

Benalla Art Gallery are sharing 10 daily thoughts and actions of resilience that keep artist Kirstin Berg still in love with the world.

Kirstin’s exhibition ‘Still in Love with the World’ was due to launch in April at Benalla Art Gallery, so in its place the gallery has worked with the artist to share these thoughts along with images chosen by Kirstin from her archive.

Follow along on the gallery's Facebook or Instagram pages.

Virtual tour of the exhibition Phillip Edwards: The Mountain’s Quiet Heart . View here
The Mountain’s Quiet Heart is an artist’s tribute to the majestic landscape of Mount Buffalo, east of Benalla. Edwards’ artworks are vibrant and expressive, with paint applied in multiple layers with a deliberately brisk stroke. Colour flows and overpainting draws out the landscape’s forms.

Virtual tour of the exhibition Sofles: Compendium. View here. 
A survey of two decades of work from one of the most watched contemporary street artists of his generation. From initial blackbook sketches to fully realised artworks, tags to trains to sponsored commissions, the exhibition showcases the life and art of Brisbane artist, Sofles.

Virtual tour of the exhibition On the Up: The Benalla Art Gallery Collection. View here.
Explore the Benalla Art Gallery collection online here.
The Benalla Art Gallery Collection – an incredible body of work spanning three centuries of Australian art – continues to grow and inspire new generations of art lovers.

Bendigo Art Gallery

Online education resources, virtual exhibition visits and incursions. Visit the website

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

The Darebin Art Collection is the public art and heritage collection owned by the community of Darebin. In need of a little creative inspiration? Explore the diverse collection online: darebinartcollection.com.au/

Bunjil Place

Following Bunjil Place on Facebook and Instagram so you don't miss out on #ArtsInIsolation - a digital project that'll be bringing cool videos, workshops, art and activities right to your desktop, laptop or mobile.

Experience Bunjil Place Gallery's The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion in the comfort of your own home. Learn about the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue by watching a video with curator and writer Antwaun Sargent here. Go on a virtual tour here

Cardinia Cultural Centre Gallery

3D virtual tour - Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Art of Cardinia Shire
A collection of visual artworks that are ordinarily housed in various buildings throughout Cardinia Shire and are rarely seen together on public display in an exhibition. Artworks in the collection depict a range of local Cardinia Shire landscapes, architecture, flora and fauna, as well as some impressive abstract and still life pieces. View here

Flourish virtual art exhibition - members from the Cardinia Shire community share their artwork - photos, video, written and audio - that demonstrate how we might flourish as we move out of isolation life and into our new normal. Explore here.

Castlemaine Art Museum

Reflections - Members of the CAM community are invited to write brief reflections on aspects of CAM art and museum collections.

Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum: Perry on Shore
Art at work: Zoe Amor
Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum: Annear on Watson
Castlemaine Art Museum Newsletter
Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum: Milford on Smart
Art at work: Prue Venables
Reflecting on the Castlemaine Art Museum: Cass on Moon
Reflecting on the Castlemaine Art Museum
At Home with CAM

Explore here

Central Goldfields Art Gallery

View the latest exhibitions online here

Australia Felix - A suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin - view here.
Australia Felix is the title for the suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin, inspired by the Australian landscape. Jeff and Elizabeth Makin generously donated an edition of this suite of etchings to Central Goldfields Art Gallery in 2019 through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and they will be presented for the first time at the gallery in this exhibition.

In 2019, Jeff Makin explored the local landscape and was drawn to the Grand Duke Mine in Timor. His subsequent painting has been acquired by Central Goldfields Art Gallery and will also be on public display for the first time as part of this exhibition.

Out of the fire – Tiffany Titshall - view here

Tiffany works in charcoal on paper from her studio in Majorca in central Victoria. From landscapes and follies to darker, more overt images of animals and devils, her work always simmers with hints of her inner world.

While in Portugal in 2018 Tiffany was caught in the catastrophic bushfires that ravaged the country around the town of Pedrogao Grande, north of Lisbon, and killed 69 people. Four months after returning home her mother passed away. This is a selection of works produced in the following months.

'Fountains burst forth and fecund plants grow out of fire. Lost loved ones visit me in my dreams and ignite ancient lights. I spend my time between night and day, life and death. My worlds burn brightly, smothered by luscious greenery and bright coloured snails. I am thrilled and horrified; I am spilling desire.'

– Tiffany Titshall

Positivity Through Creativity - View here
This online exhibition presents art work made right across our local and wider community. 

Craft Victoria

Exhibition: Objects of Love 
Objects of Love presents artworks which symbolise and reflect love of all kinds across cultures. Working from different cultural perspectives, the artists each explore themes of contemporary and traditional exchanges of love, connection to loved ones, and the strength and fragility of bonds of love.

Includes a virtual tour, exhibition catalogue, artist talk with Kate Just and images from the 'Love Lab' performance by Vipoo Srivilasa.
Explore here

Exhibition: Monuments: Rachael Wellisch 
Household textile waste, such as old bedsheets and clothes - already from paddock to product, worn thin and discarded - are diverted from landfill, offering connections between consumption, waste and landscape. The textiles are hand-dyed with natural indigo, then layered one piece of fabric at a time forming Monuments. 
Explore here

Studio Stories
Explore the creative working spaces and studio secrets of some of Australia's most celebrated and exciting craft artists through these handcrafted virtual tours.
Explore here.

Meet the Makers
Explore Craft interviews, watch short documentaries about craft makers and join us as we go behind the scenes on the development of exhibitions
Explore here.

Join the conversation via Facebook and Instagram

Geelong Gallery

Current exhibitions
Explore Geelong Gallery's current exhibitions - geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on

Join Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith, as he shares Curator insights on a tour of Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON. Watch here.

Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith, provides a brief introduction to Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON. Watch here

Past Exhibitions
Rediscover Geelong Gallery’s exhibitions with a selection of past catalogues now online.
Enjoy reflecting on highlights such as A curious nature.
geelonggallery.org.au/whatson#past

Gallery on Tour
Interpret and explore key works from the collection in the classroom or virtual classroom
with your teacher.
geelonggallery.org.au/galleryon-tour

Pattern Play
Download Pattern Play from the App Store to create striking optical patterns with colour, texture and photographs.
geelonggallery.org.au/pattern-play

Activity sheets
Continue your creative journey at home with our Education resources—learn the proportions of a face and so much more! 
geelonggallery.org.au/learn/k-12-resources

Gallery Channel
Meet artists, discover exhibition insights and explore the inner-workings of Geelong Gallery.
geelonggallery.org.au/learn/gallery-channel

Call for entries:
Who’s who portrait prize— a virtual exhibition
Inspire young artists to celebrate local identities, through portraiture.
geelonggallery.org.au/whoswho

Curator insights
Learn more about our current exhibitions with Jason Smith and Lisa Sullivan as they share
Curator’s insights.
Coming soon: geelonggallery.org.au/learn/gallery-channel

Social media
Stay in touch with us
#GeelongGallery
Facebook: GeelongGallery
Instagram: @GeelongGallery
Twitter: @GeelongGallery

Gippsland Art Gallery

Gippsland Art Gallery virtual platform www.gippslandartgallery.com/gallery-at-home/
Stay connected and entertained with a variety of special programming from the Gallery Team including; art making activities for kids, virtual tours of current exhibitions, episodes from the podcast ‘Gippsland Art Gallery At Home’ plus much more!

Virtual Artist Studio Tours
Tours through the studios of some of Gippsland creatives - to join the tours simply ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

The Gallery Collection is  online - https://www.gippslandartgallery.com/collection/
The collection was established in 1965 when the Gallery opened that year, and an incredible 80% of the 2,240 original artworks have been donated since then! Sharing this significant resource online has been made possible with the assistance of a Regional Digitisation Grant from Creative Victoria.

Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Glen Eira are extending their online presence and will be sending subscribers an online weekly feature on the artists from Council’s art collection. Subscribe here.

Explore online exhibitions and highlights from Glen Eira City Council's renowned art collection

COLLECTION: Ponch Hawkes, Poetry of the earth 2016 - Explore here
COLLECTION: Linda Wachtel, Stories from the Interior, 2017 - Explore here
EXHIBITION: Jane Burton: Eye of the Beholder - Explore here
COLLECTION: Jane Burton, Glen Eira Lounge Room, 1998 - Explore here.
EXHIBITION: Robert Baines: A Visible Likeness survey exhibition. Exhibition here.
COLLECTION: Robert Baines - Meaner than Yellow brooch 2009 - Explore here
EXHIBITION: Louise Paramor: Emporium . A survey exhibition 1990-2013 - Explore here
COLLECTION: Louise Paramor, Space Monk, 2009 - Explore here.
EXHIBITION: Boyd Women - Explore here
EXHIBITION: Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art. Explore here.
EXHIBITION: Stories in clay: Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery. Explore there.

#MeetTheArtist In-conversation series
Online in-conversation with Glen Eira City Council Gallery Curator and an artist from Council's collection.
Linda Wachtel - Sunday 3 May - Watch here
Photographer Linda Wachtel and Council Curator Diane Soumilas.
Linda and Diane discussed the series Stories from the Interior 2017 and what home represents during periods of isolation. Guests included some of the residents and their domestic interiors featured.

Follow along on Facebook for updated information on all things related to arts and culture in Glen Eira.

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heide will continue to share news and programs through their digital channels, giving you sneak peeks of new exhibitions Joy Hester: Remember Me and Agnieszska Polska: The New Sun, keeping you informed about the Heide gardens, and providing some creative activities for adults and kids alike. If you don’t already, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, using hashtag #heideathome, to keep abreast of all things Heide.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

See a virtual tour of the exhibition She who has no self  by Minstrel Kuik. View here.

Kuik is a Malaysian artist of Chinese ancestry who considers and question the politics of place, family and cultural identity and how this intersects with personal experience.

Ian Potter Museum Of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art Online

EXHIBITIONS

Google Arts & Culture

Vizard Collection

Performing Textiles article

Catalogue - Performing Textiles

INTO THE COLLECTION VIDEOS - 

Rosalie Gascoigne – ‘The players’, Director, Kelly Gellatly. Watch

Vivienne Binns – ‘Lino, Canberra, tile formation and overlay’, Director, Kelly Gellatly Watch

Robert Ashton’s ‘Fitzroy’, Curator / Exhibitions Coordinator, Samantha Comte. Watch

John B. Trinick, Curator/ Exhibitions Coordinator, Samantha Comte. Watch

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack’s ‘The Cigarette’, Collections Officer, Roxanna Richens Watch

ARTICLES

Mulch a garden party where science art and nature collide - Visit

TALKING SPEAKING TO CAMERA

Professor Mark Elgar – Do animals have language? Watch
Professor Mark Elgar spoke at our recent forum, Language: Interdisciplinary public forum on the subject, “Do animals have language?” We sat down with him to explore the subject further.

Stieg Persson
Artist Stieg Persson speaks on three of his works ahead of his exhibition at the Potter, Stieg Persson Polyphonic (27 March - 1 July 2018)
The Fall
Landscape (Covetous)
Dinner with the Abbotts

Dean Keep on Clement Meadmore’s:
Curator Dean Keep speaks on works from the exhibition Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design (20 Nov 2018 – 24 Mar 2019)
Recliner
Calyx Lamp
Tea House design

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

‘IMG.ING A Museum Made Digital’ Studio

The Ian Potter Museum of Art Miegunyah Student Project Award 2019

Talking Art Library – Jeffrey Smart’s Hindmarsh tannery by Katja Wagner

Language Forum 
Speakers from the Language forum held on 19 October 2019.
Professor John Hajek, Language conflict in Italy and Belgium – a European disease? Watch
Professor Alison Lewis, The Stasi and the secret language of power Watch
Sam Petersen | artist, Lecture Performance | What might be obvious to me may not be obvious to others. Watch

Dr Jey Han Lau, Creativity, Machine and Poetry. Watch

Beth Sometimes l Amelia Kngwarraye Turner l Shirley Kngwarraye Turner, Apmere angkentye-kenhe. Watch

Associate Professor Richard Frankland, The language of tomorrow’s Australia. Watch

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Ian Potter Museum of Art youtube channel

Incinerator Gallery

Online Exhibition
HTTP.PARADISE is an immersive experience in digital realms. This exhibition explores positions in video art, moving image, music video, and video gaming that imagine alternative visions for the future.
Immerse yourself here: incineratorgallery.com.au/httpparadise-onlineexhibition/

Gallery Sketchers Online
Gallery Sketchers is one of Incinerator Gallery'es popular public programs that invites passionate drawers of all ability levels to learn from experienced artist educators.
This month, Carly Richardson will explore the theme of accuracy, and you can join in from the comfort of your own home!
Don’t forget to take a photo of your drawings and share them using the hashtag #IncineratorGallerySketchers. 
You can find a workbook of images and notes to go along with the video on the Incinerator Gallery website here.  

Latrobe Art Institute

MATTER – a journal produced by the team at LAI – acces here
Each edition has a range of material around a chosen theme - including essays, webinars, seminars, videos, education resources and collection highlights.

Read stories behind the current exhibition They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention. Stories from Detention was originally developed by Behind the Wire and a volunteer reference committee of individuals with lived experience of seeking asylum, in collaboration with Melbourne’s Immigration Museum.  Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history project documenting stories from detention. Read the stories

Latrobe Regional Gallery

LRG ONLINE - Explore here
Experience LRG from wherever you are. 

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
Experience exhibitions from wherever you are… more content coming soon for you to enjoy.

Weapons For The Soldier: Protecting Country, Culture and Family. 
LARESA KOSLOFF - Eternal Situation (2013)


EXPLORE MORE
Delve into art from across the world. We have curated some superb content for you to explore some different takes on what art can be…

ART CART AT HOME
Pull out the art supplies and get ready to make art inspired by exhibitions at LRG! 

Linden New Art

Join the mailing list here to subscribe to the bi-monthly e-newsletter with a range of tips and insightful content.

Visit our Isolate at Linden page for inspiration and ideas

Check out our kids activities here.

Learn more about the work of leading mid-career artists by reading Karla Dickens’ My Mother’s Keeper e-catalogue; Robert Fielding’s Routes/Roots e-catalogue and Jacqui Stockdale’s The Long Shot e-catalogue.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Inspired Minds: Art and Wellbeing series
Art, environment and meditation come together in a unique program developed by McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery to give its virtual visitors during the COVID-19 lockdown an experience aimed at helping their mental wellbeing. Explore here.

McClelland From Home is a fortnightly series, offering a variety of thought-provoking and easily accessed activities inspired by McClelland’s extensive collection, current exhibitions and unique bushland environment.⁠

Explore on Instagram 
Post and share your own creations from the 'McClelland From Home' activities using the hashtag #McClellandFromHome⁠

McClelland will publish a selection on the @McClellandFromHome online gallery. Adults and children alike are encouraged to participate and each fortnight, participants will go into the draw to win some great art materials from education partner, Micador.

Visit the McClelland website todownload the first 'at home' activity inspired by sculptor Anne-Marie May whose work makes part of McClelland's current exhibition Inside Out: Space and Process - Erwin Fabian and Anne-Marie May

Mildura Arts centre

Online exhibition tours - videos and PDF list of works

  • Mirror Meditations: Contrasting Tension and Contentment - Alexandra Rosenblum. Content Warning: This exhibition tour contains images of nudity.

  • The Wealth of Women

  • wonderful moments - Chris Fraser

  • Mungo - Susan Wald

  • Through My Eyes - Michele Hermans

    Watch videos here

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Online exhibition tour - View
A Collection of Stranger Things - MPRG Collection exhibition 
Curated by Patrick Pound, artist, Associate Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University, Danny Lacy, MPRG Senior Curator and Narelle Russo, MPRG Collections Curator. 

Creative activities for kids, podcasts, videos and education resources.
Visit MPRG's Learn page on their website here.

MPRG's podcast series - for people curious about art and the lives of artists - Listen
Including artists; Juan Ford, Christian Capurro, Chris Bond, Vipoo Srivilasa and many more. 

Online publication!
'With a little help from our Friends' showcases 34 works the Friends of MPRG have acquired for the Gallery since 1996. Through funds raised through memberships and Friends events, the Friends of MPRG have generously enabled the purchase of important works on paper by artists such as Gareth Sansom, Fiona McMonagle, Catherine Cassidy and Raymond Arnold for the MPRG Collection. View  here

Monash Gallery of Art 

Exhibition website - Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind -  Visit
2020 is MGA’s 30th anniversary - In celebration MGA commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community. Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind is a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation. Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky have shone their own inimitable lenses on their chosen topic of interest: local Indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQI+ community.

Explore the virtual tour here: www.portraitofmonash.mga.org.au/virtual-gallery-tour

MGA x RMIT Photography
Over the past year MGA has been working behind the scenes with RMIT University School of Art Photography to produce a series of videos that interview Australian artists and curators who feature in MGA's Collection and programs.
In this video Peta Clancy discusses her process, her materials and the challenges inherent in uncovering the history and story of a place that has been disturbed by intenstive invasion. Listen here. 

Monash University Museum of Art

MUMA ONLINE
For the moment, Monash University Museum of Art is suspending its regular fortnightly e-news and offering MUMA ONLINE, a platform for artists to produce and share artwork and resources.

These posts will be sent every two weeks over the coming months as a series that will exist in perpetuity on MUMA’s new website (launching in May) as well as in the inboxes of our audiences.

This program marks a time when although we can’t be together at MUMA we can share ONLINE.  

Subscribe to receive MUMA ONLINE here

Follow MUMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

#MUMAONLINE 

Agatha Gothe-Snape  Listen on Soundcloud

National Gallery of Victoria

The NGV will provide stories behind work in the Collection, virtual tours, essays, interviews and more.

Follow NGV on social media with #NGVEveryDay, NGV website and NGV Channel.

NGV’S Drop By Drawing Program - Online Drawing Tutorials from Australian Artists
The series features Victorian artists Minna Gilligan, Lily Mae Martin and Kenny Pittock giving a step-by-step guide on how to draw, whilst taking inspiration from some of their favourite artworks in the NGV Collection.  Watch online on the NGV Channel.

LIVE IN-STUDIO ARTIST VISITS
Hear from artists and designers to gain insight into their life and practice whilst in isolation.

Watch artists and designers, who have been exhibited at the Gallery or are in the NGV Collection, in-conversation with NGV curators discussing the process of making new work, perspectives on creating and current influences and ideas.

Explore here.

RMIT Gallery

RMIT Gallery’s inaugural online exhibition The new (ab)normal provides a real-time snapshot of how artists are responding to their new working conditions and circumstances during the COVID-19 global health crisis.  Explore here.

RMIT Intersect
Shepparton Art Museum

Visit SAMHub
@SAM_Shepparton #SAMhub

LEARN.
We are committed to continuing to support our artists throughout these uncertain times. Learn from our team and artists, extend your knowledge and be sure to join in the conversation!

VIRTUAL TOURS.
Explore the SAM galleries from the comfort of your own home. 
Enjoy the SAM Local: Best of Friends highlights
SAM Local: Spotlight artist, Madeline Wright's exhibition highlights

Visit SAMHub here

Tarrawarra Museum of Art

While temporarily closed to the public, TarraWarra Museum of Art will connect with audiences online through its #tarrawarraathome digital content series. Please check TWMA's FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for the latest, including a virtual exhibition tour, collection insights, catalogues and essays, creative activities for kids and families, video interviews and more! 

Town Hall Gallery

Town Hall Gallery is offering the opportunity for stay-at-home inspiration with virtual art exhibitions;

Tracing Her Steps: Women in Boroondara local government
 A celebration of women leaders who have served as mayors in the City of Boroondara  between 1954 and 2020. 

You Are Here
Expanding on traditions of landscape photography, the artists in You Are Here have each centred their connection and disconnection to the land.

John Young Zerunge: The Lives of Celestials
Artist John Young Zerunge invites us on a journey into the lives of remarkable characters that were part of the Chinese diaspora in Australia from the 1840s onward.

Louise Saxton: The Linen Project
An immersive installation which pays homage to past lives and past labour and is built largely from the remnants of Louise Saxton’s practice of reclaiming everyday needlework.

Walker Street Gallery

Follow Arts in Greater Dandenong on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as we bring the arts to your home. Enjoy exhibition tours, curator talks, storytelling for children, workshops and many other online arts experiences including;

An online tour of the exhibition 'She' with Curator Esther Gyorki.

A series of 'Curator Talk' videos including;

  • Artist Deanne Gilson, a proud Wadawurrung/Wathaurung woman from Ballarat; 
  • Anya tour Ruth Ruach, a South Sudanese at Métis who uses art to heal and explore 
  • Visual artist Lily Mae Martin
  • Writer, artist and podcaster Tai Snaith
  • Artist Kumantjayi Nangala
Wangaratta Art Gallery

Maker’s Hand – Tricia Flanagan
April – May 
Take a Virtual Tour here.

An exclusive showing of Maker’s Hand from artist Tricia Flanagan, this exhibition has never been shown to Australian audiences. A combination of two projects, Flanagan explores the increasingly digitised manufacturing of manual skills and traditional crafts. It invites viewers to pause for reflection, to consider the risks of what might be lost to future generations who are in danger of losing touch with the process of making by hand.

The Fun Room
22 February – On-going
Contemporary Australian artists exploring the dark side of fun
Tony Albert, Glenn Barkley, Barbara Cleveland, Christina Darras, Ben Frost, Hannah Gartside, Louise Meuwissen, Ariel Ruby.
Take a Virtual Tour here.

The Fun Room presents a selection of contemporary practicing Australian artists who create provoking works with a presence of fun. The show is a collection of vibrant contemporary artworks in varied media that initially appear as light-hearted, colourful and dynamic works. But, in fact, the artists are often investigating deeper running themes of concern.

Warrnambool Art Gallery

Explore what's online during Covid-19 including;

Stories, Projects and Events
Past exhibitions
Artists at Home - WAG artists give you a look into their creative worlds.

Explore here - http://www.thewag.com.au/whats

ONLINE CONTENT - FOR KIDS
Art Gallery of Ballarat

Visit AGB Kids for a range of activities.

Printing Shapes
Use geometric shapes and contrasting colours to create your own print inspired by Dorrit Black’s linocut print Wings.

Team Player Activity
Create a collaborative wall pattern using shapes inspired by Donna Marcus’ wall sculpture Teamwork 2. Work as a team with a family member, friend or classmate to create your artwork.

Paint a view from you window
Paint your own scene looking out of your lounge room interior inspired by Grace Cossington Smith’s painting Interior onto the garden.

Make a pirate ship
Inspired by Sally Smart’s work The Exquisite Pirate (Eureka), turn household scraps into your very own pirate ship.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Learning online at home and school
Watch, make, play and learn
Explore art, animation, digital technologies, filmmaking, game making, sustainability and more.
Explore here

Bayside Gallery

Great Art Detective, the online quiz
Our popular Great Art Detective is back for Fiona McMonagle: Classy. Solve the clues, send us your answers and you will receive a limited-edition badge.

Discover here

Bendigo Art Gallery

Get creative at home with these fun activities designed for kids and families.

Driveway Drawing Activities - Get outside and stretch your imagination.  

Bunjil Place Gallery

Bunjil Place Gallery has a range of creative activities for children including colouring sheets, a drawing tutorial from artist Kenny Pittock and art-making videos. Visit Arts In Isolation for these resources and more. 

Craft Victoria

Crafternoons
Let your children’s creativity flow and join us for new crafty hands on activities released each week. Crafternoons are designed to foster important creative skills and beat the boredom as we spend more time together indoors.

Explore activities here

Duldig Studio
Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery have a range of resources online to support at home learning - explore here

Pattern Play app - available to download on the app store here

Inspired by contemporary artist Elizabeth Gower, Pattern Play explored geometry to create striking optical patterns with colour, texture and photographs. 

Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years. Using hand-cut remnants from advertising materials and everyday products adhered to drafting film, canvas, boards and walls, the artist creates a multitude of designs that reference patterns from the natural world and the built environment.  

Inspired by this process, the Pattern Play application simulates the artist’s labour-intensive processes to create unique digital patterns which were incorporated into a collaborative artwork, on display in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Creative Workshops for Kids and Families

Visit here

THE ART OF POETRY FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Celebrate mum by creating a beautiful, heartfelt poem! Inspired by Heide’s collection of concrete poetry, this workshop offers an array of ideas to create a bespoke poetic art work that your mum can treasure forever.

NATURE BASED WORKSHOPS
Gather leaves, twigs and flowers from your garden or local park and use them to create a stunning sculptural piece or a nature collage with a focus on colour, repetitian and pattern.

MAKE A MIRKA MORA DOLLS HOUSE ON YOUR WALL
Learn how to combine Mirka Mora's dolls and create your very own dolls house at home.

CONSTRUCT YOUR OWN CARAVAN
Learn how to construct your own caravan based on Pont de l'Archevêché by Bob Jenyns!

KELLY AT THE ...
Where might you spot Ned Kelly today?

Create your own version of Sidney Nolan’s painting Kelly at the Mine from the Heide Collection.

 

Gippsland Art Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery

ART CART AT HOME
Pull out the art supplies and get ready to make art inspired by exhibitions at LRG! 

  • W[RAPT] Sculptures
  • Snappy Scenes
  • Egg Selfie Sculptures
  • Floating Rock Drawings

Explore here.

Linden New Art

A range of kids activities available on Isolate With Linden here.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

McClelland From Home is a fortnightly series, offering a variety of thought-provoking and easily accessed activities inspired by McClelland’s extensive collection, current exhibitions and unique bushland environment.⁠

Explore on Instagram 
Post and share your own creations from the 'McClelland From Home' activities using the hashtag #McClellandFromHome⁠

McClelland will publish a selection on the @McClellandFromHome online gallery. Adults and children alike are encouraged to participate and each fortnight, participants will go into the draw to win some great art materials from education partner, Micador.

Visit the McClelland website todownload the first 'at home' activity inspired by sculptor Anne-Marie May whose work makes part of McClelland's current exhibition Inside Out: Space and Process - Erwin Fabian and Anne-Marie May'
 

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

A range of creative activities for kids and teens visit MPRG's Learn page on their website here

national Gallery of Victoria

NGV KIDS AND NGV LEARNING RESOURCES - A SNAPSHOT: 

STOP MOTION ANIMATION WITH THE TROMORAMIX KIDS IPAD APP 
Download Tromoramix on the Apple iPad App Store here

BOOK NGV VIRTUAL EXCURSIONS: 
Teachers and schools can book NGV Virtual Excursions here

UPCOMING VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES ON NGV CHANNEL: 
Top Arts 2020 virtual tour available online from April 1 and Top Arts 2020 Guided Tour with David Menzies available online from April 2 on NGV Channel

Drop By Drawing virtual online lessons – a four part series beginning on Sunday April 5 on NGV Channel

 

 

QAGOMA

MAKE: GARDEN JEWELLERY
Get creative and make your own jewellery inspired by the plants and flowers around your home in this activity designed by artist Julie Blyfield.

Find this and other activities for kids here

Shepparton Art Museum

SAMHub 

FOR KIDS.
Keep the kids inspired during these challenging times with fun and informative activities that are easy to set up at home. Share your creations on Facebook and Instagram! @SAM_Shepparton #SAMhub 

  • Create an exploding volcano at home
  • Make Your Own Air-dried Clay Creatures
  • Potato Pattern Painting

Visit SAMHub here

Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Making Mondays
Tarrawarra are providing hands-on art activities to keep people of all ages feeling creative and connected to making as part of our #tarrawarraathome series. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

Warrnambool Art Gallery

Explore, Learn, Create - from Home
Visit - http://www.thewag.com.au/learning-resources

A drawing activity from Simon Linardi’s 'The Bull Cow'  installation at WAG.  The Bull Cow is a creature never been seen before by humans; a hybrid whale/cow life form that encouraged children to interact and explore its fantastical realm. You can download the drawing and add your own colours here.

WAG is offering weekly activities that explore the works in the permanent collection show, 'Line of Site'. Beginning with Mary Cecil Allen’s cubist painting, View from a window, Provincetown, you will be encouraged to try your own cubist work – looking at the view through your own window here.

Themed around the beautiful, environmental tale, The Fisherman and the Theefyspray written by Paul Jennings and illustrated by Jane Tanner. 
Paul reads the story to you from his home in Warrnambool! So cuddle up somewhere comfy to watch and listen to Paul read you The Fisherman and the Theefyspray. Afterwards you can click on the pdf link here to find out more about Paul and explore some fun Theefyspray activities. Enjoy!

Let’s meet Henri Matisse!
Access the PDF activity sheet here.

GirlsTeam is going online!
Our learning service is evolving so that we can continue to engage with our audience and offer meaningful experiences. We are launching our GirlsTeam club via the Zoom platform. The format will be a little different from usual with shorter 45 minutes sessions. Participants will be introduced to weekly subjects by a WAG session leader. Each session will conclude with a take home project to share and discuss in the following week, consolidating knowledge and making friends. Our first three sessions will focus on design. Participation is free. If you would like to participate please email our Education Officer, Agostina Hawkins at ahawkins@warrnambool.vic.gov.au.

FESTIVALS
The Biennale Of Sydney 

This year’s exhibition, titled NIRIN and meaning ‘edge’ in Wiradjuri, is an artist- and First Nations-led biennale showcasing more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives. Biennale will bring the exhibition and programs to life through live content, virtual walk-throughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.
Connect online:
biennaleofsydney.art
@biennalesydney #NIRIN2020

GURRAY/TRANSFORMATION
We look at transformation as a tool for change, shifting our experiences of exhibition spaces, artworks and processes through the voices and perspectives of artists, curators and educators. Explore learning resources here.

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