Australia's premier regional gallery features an amazing collection and a busy and dynamic program of exhibitions, talks and other events.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) offers a variety of tours and school excursion workshops designed to appeal to students at different levels of education and promote creative thinking, visual literacy, communication skills, confidence in being in a gallery environment and self-confidence in personal interpretations of art. We aim to support classroom practice and extend knowledge and understanding of the Gallery's unique permanent collection and constantly changing temporary exhibitions.
AGB Education Officers are available to conduct tours and run workshops for Kindergarten and Prep to Year 12 students. Our programs respond to the Victorian Curriculum, including the VCE Curriculum. We also welcome the participation of Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and tertiary student groups in AGB programs. For full program details, check the Gallery website.
School Excursion Programs with AGB Education Officers
Available: Monday to Thursday, between 9am and 5pm, and Friday by arrangement
Cost: Cost varies, according to the program. One hour tours and workshops FREE for Member schools and $3 per head for Non-Member schools. Where a charge applies for workshops and special programs it is additional to these fees.
Available: Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: Bookings are essential. Adult supervision of school groups at the ratio of 1:10 is required at all times as the Gallery is a public space.