years 3-6


The Arts


Appreciating Art
An exciting introduction to the diversity of our State Art Collection, exploring arts language and concepts.


Can you feel it?
Investigate and discover how artists communicate and express emotions in their work through the use of colour, line and texture, as well as subject matter and use of media.


Aqua Spots and Zig Zags
An introduction to the elements of art. Unravel the mysteries of art in this engaging hunt for lines, shapes, textures, tones and colours.


Not Flat and That’s That
This art gallery experience encourages students to look beyond just paintings and explore the world of three dimensions.


Landscapes, City Scapes and Sea Scapes
This gallery experience looks at the way different artists at different times, have approached landscapes, sea scapes and city scapes as subjects for their work.


From then to Now – The Story of Art
Join our Voluntary Gallery Guides on a unique journey through the State Art Collection to uncover the chronological development of art, from the earliest Australian colonial works to the most contemporary works from all over the world.

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appreciating art

Can you feel it


Not flat

land sea city


from then to now




Australian Identity

What does it mean to be an Australian and how do we feel about our country? Discover which images have helped shape our cultural identity.


First Contacts – The Australian Colonies
With particular emphasis on the Swan River Settlement, students will develop an understanding of British colonisation and its impact through examining works of art from the State Art Collection.
Note: This program can be extended with a visit to a National Trust heritage site e.g. Tranby House, East Perth Cemeteries.


australian identity


first contact


Literature & Language


Every Picture tells a Story
Find the clues to how artists tell stories through visual texts.


every picture tells a story




Many Styles, Many Styles
Comparing and contrasting a range of Indigenous works from the State Art Collection, students will discover the richness and diversity of art styles from many different areas across Australia, with a particular emphasis on art from Western Australia.


Indigenous Art
Investigate the diversity of Indigenous Art and Culture through our outstanding collection of paintings, works on paper, craft and sculpture.



many styles


indigenous art


Special Exhibition tours & workshops

We design specific tours and workshops that relate to our special exhibitions and can also tailor a program to suit your needs. Please enquire at time of booking.


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