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Education at the Gallery aims to foster creativity, appreciation and participation in the Arts by offering a range of programs that improve educational outcomes for regional and remote students across the south west and engage the wider community in learning about the arts.

Teaching and Learning at the Gallery includes:
• Gallery Tours
• Talks and Films
• Workshops
• Themed Education Kits

Free guided tours of the Gallery are available to school and community groups by appointment. Education Programs may incur a small charge.

Knockabout Cricket: Book reading and workshop
Education

Dates: Weekdays until Friday 20 March 2015
Duration: 1 hour workshop
Age: Primary
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Schools contact the Gallery on (03) 5573 0460 for bookings

The first Australian cricket team, selected for a Tour of England in 1868 were all Indigenous players from the Western District, years before the first white Australian cricket team went abroad, an event of extraordinary importance in Australian cultural history.

To celebrate this remarkable achievement in our region’s past, Hamilton Art Gallery will have on display the original 1868 scorebook and accompanying photographs of the remarkable team. These important historical documents celebrate the achievements of players involved and draws focus to our regions strong sporting past.

As part of this temporary exhibition, Primary schools in Greater Hamilton are invited to come and enjoy the exciting tale of these cricketing heros with a reading of KNOCKABOUT CRICKET - a beautifully illustrated narrative of the early life of legendary cricketer, Johnny Mullagh, star of the 1868 team.

Knockabout Cricket workshop

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Radicals, Slayers and Villains - SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Education

Dates: Wed 8 - Fri 10 April
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
Age: 8-10 years
Cost: $5.00 per child
Bookings essential. Contact the Gallery on (03) 5573 0460

Did you know that Galileo’s fingers are on display in a museum or that Joan of Arc inspired the popular bob haircut? Learn more about some of the sad, mad and bad individuals showcased in the exhibition Radicals, Slayers and Villains.

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RITUAL & BELIEF - BUDDHIST ART IN THE COLLECTION
Education

Dates: Fri 17 - Tues 21 April
Age: Year 5-6
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Please contact Jacinta Wareham on 0416 297 086 for bookings

Students will view sacred objects used in Buddhist practice and develop skills, knowledge and understanding of how sacred art objects express the beliefs and values of Buddhism. Offered in conjunction with the Promenade of Sacred Music.

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GEOMETRICA: EXPLORING ELEMENTS OF ART
Education

Dates: Tues 19 May
Age: Year 5-6
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Contact the library on (03) 5573 0470 for enquiries and booking information

As part of Education Week the gallery is partnering with the Hamilton Library and the Department of Education to deliver a range of maths themed activities for students.
Students will explore the basic elements of shape, line and colour as used by artist Brent Harris. Over the session they will create thier own work of art using geometic shapes and collage techniques.

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Save the Date: Hamilton TOPS 2015
Education

Save the date: Opening Friday 6th November 2015, 6:00pm

View last years featured students in TOPS 2014

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