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

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

Contact Us

Contact the gallery on (03) 5573 0460 for information on school tours and programs.


NGV Primary School Philosothon

Teachers Professional learning

Cairns State High School student on Childrens Day credit Colyn Huber Photography

MASTER OF THE STORIES OF HELEN, Antonio VIVARINI (studio of) The Garden of Love (c. 1465-1470), oil, tempera and gold on spruce panel, 152.5 x 239.0 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1948, 1827-4

A model for using Visual Art as stimulus for developing the Victorian Curriculum Critical and Creative thinking and Ethical Capabilities. This professional learning program for Primary School Teachers will:

  • - Explore the critical and creative thinking strategies developed through the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Victorian Primary School Philosothon
  • - Demonstrate ways of using art to analyse and evaluate ethical issues
  • - Model a Community of Inquiry
  • - Present ways of developing a Philosothon at an Art Gallery in your region
  • - Introduce the 2017 NGV exhibition Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 Showcase related art activities


1 June 2017, 9am - 12.30pm

To book, please call

(03) 5573 0460

  Philosothon Information


Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria