Learning resources


These resources are designed to support a visit to The National 2021: New Australian Art. Each resource focuses on an artwork. They are written for primary and secondary level learners. The resources consist of inquiry questions, creative learning activities, reflection questions and optional extensions that can be done in gallery and after visiting the exhibition.

Alick Tipoti, Dhangal Madhubal installation view, 2021.

Alick Tipoti

Exhibiting at: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Create a papier-mâché animal sculpture inspired by Alick Tipoti's diverse art practice, which is informed by his relationships to saltwater Country and the beings that occupy the sea.

Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton, Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country), 2020

Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton

Exhibiting at: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Make a collaborative artwork and consider how shared storytelling connects place and memory, Country and culture.

Detail of a necklace made of long, cylindrical glass, feathers, and glass spheres in a row that are filled with dark blue and red material.

Maree Clarke

Exhibiting at: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Learn about Maree Clarke’s 9 artworks and combine drawing and mathematics to tell stories about significant objects in their lives. 

A still image of the sky with a black bird seen from the ground through crop leaves.

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Exhibiting at: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Learn about Sancintya Mohini Simpson's 2 artworks and create a multisensory archive of a place (or memory) that is important to you, your community and/or your family.