Education

Plan a visit with a school group, attend a NESA accredited event and use the learning resources to engage with the latest ideas and forms from contemporary art in Australia.

Plan a school visit to The National 2019

  • Art Gallery of NSW: Booking required for self guided school visit and school programs available.
  • Carriageworks: Booking not required for school visit.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art AustraliaBooking required for school visit and school programs available.

Education events

The following events are endorsed by NSW Education Standards Authority for registered teachers. Teachers can provide their accreditation number in the booking form of the events.

A talking circle: women's yarning

Museum of Contemporary Art

Join the discussion as three artists from The National 2019 come together to exchange ideas and discuss themes in the exhibition.

Sharing, talking, yarning. This talking circle brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous artists to engage in cross-cultural dialogue, encompassing topics such as: challenging dominant paradigms, art that addresses power and hierarchy in Australia, the importance of language, and the role of ritual and improvisation in our everyday lives.

This event is based on ‘yarning’ circles – a culturally safe space created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to have their voices heard and discuss issues that directly affect them. This ‘third space’* invites all audiences to join these open and honest conversations.

The National 2019 artists Hannah Brontë, Janet Fieldhouse and Eugenia Lim will be speaking, facilitated by The National 2019 curators Clothilde Bullen, MCA Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection and Exhibitions and Anna Davis, MCA Curator.

*The third space references both physical or conceptual spaces where complex dialogue can be held safely and with implicit acknowledgement of power dynamics.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday 29 March, 2 – 2.45pm
Free, booking required

A talking circle: men's yarning

Museum of Contemporary Art

Join the discussion as artists from The National 2019 come together to exchange ideas and discuss themes in the exhibition.

Sharing, talking, yarning. This talking circle brings together artists to engage in cross-cultural dialogue, encompassing topics such as challenging dominant paradigms; art that addresses power and hierarchy in Australia; the importance of language; and the role of ritual and improvisation in our everyday lives.

This event is based on ‘yarning’ circles – a culturally safe space created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to have their voices heard and discuss issues that directly affect them. This ‘third space’* invites all audiences to join these open and honest conversations.

The National 2019 artists Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Teo Treloar will be speaking, facilitated by Keith Munro, MCA Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs.

*The third space references both physical or conceptual spaces where complex dialogue can be held safely and with implicit acknowledgement of power dynamics.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Friday 29 March, 3 – 3.45pm
Free, booking required

A talking circle: The Unbound Collective

Museum of Contemporary Art

Join the discussion as The Unbound Collective come together to exchange ideas and discuss themes in the exhibition.

In conversation with Clothilde Bullen, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibitions, The Unbound Collective will unpack aspects of their work Sovereign Acts IV: Object, a performance part of The National 2019.

The participants will address ideas around anti- and re-memorialisation, the use of archives to destabilise accepted histories, and the use of women's bodies and movement to remember and enact traumatic events in ways that quietly hold space and honour survival. During the conversation, the members of The Unbound Collective will respond individually to the sites where The National takes place.

This event is based on a ‘yarning’ circle – a culturally safe space created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to have their voices heard and discuss issues that directly affect them. This ‘third space’* invites all audiences to join these open and honest conversations.
This talk will be facilitated by
The National 2019 co-curator Clothilde Bullen.

*The third space references both physical or conceptual spaces where complex dialogue can be held safely and with implicit acknowledgement of power dynamics.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Saturday 30 March, 3 – 4pm
Free, booking required

Panel: embracing chaos

Art Gallery of New South Wales

This panel unpacks the pressures and process behind curating the defining art of today. Tackling collaboration, power dynamics and curatorial motivations, this is a chance to hear directly from the curators grappling with the unpredictability of new work. The panel includes the curators of The National 2019, Clothilde Bullen (MCA), Anna Davis (MCA), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks) and Isobel Parker Philip (Art Gallery of New South Wales), chaired by Michael Fitzgerald.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Sunday 31 March, 11am - 12pm
Free, bookings essential

Curatorial tour

Art Gallery of New South Wales

What are the narrative threads that bind The National 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales? Curator Isobel Parker Philip offers insights into the story arc of the exhibition and the methodology behind her curatorial process.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Sunday 31 March, 12.15  12.45pm
Free, if you wish to register your hours for NESA accreditation please book online

Artists in conversation

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Join two artists from The National 2019 in-conversation to discuss how their works intersect and diverge. A rare chance to hear their perspective on the curation of their work and how their art practices speak to one another.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Sunday 31 March
1.30  2pm James Newitt in conversation with nova Milne
2.15  2.45pm Robert Andrew in conversation with Pilar Mata Dupont

Free, if you wish to register your hours for NESA accreditation please book online