School Excursions

We love schools visiting us at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. We have over 30 new exhibitions every year. School groups participating in tours is a great way for students to expand skills in teamwork and communication, share points of view, and understand the creative processes in visual arts practices. We'll even help your teachers plan visits to meet a specific theme or curriculum outcome, or your group can self-guide.

Email us to book your tour.

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Planning a visit in 2024?


Here is our highlight exhibitions to see for schools:

  • Precious: Sarah Goffman | 15 July 2023 - 12 February 2024
    Exploring: Visual arts, science, HASS (Humanities and Social Science)
  • See You in Hell: Louise Zhang and Jessica Bradford | 16 December 2023 - 25 February 2024
    Exploring:  Visual Art, Languages – Chinese, Civic and Citizenship, Geography
  • POWER - The Future is Here: Dennis Golding | 16 December 2023 - 10 March 2024
    Exploring: Visual arts, Identity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Symbolism
  • Staying with the Trouble  I 9 December 2023 - 10 March 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual Arts, Environmental issues
  • Fire - Water - Life: Emma Varga  I 9 December 2023 - 17 March 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual Arts, Environmental issues, Science
  • Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women Artists in the National Art Glass Collection  I 17 February - 16 June 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual Arts, History, Science, Art Gallery collections
  • Cockies and Hot Rocks: Andy Pye  I 2 March - 14 April 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual arts, Geography
  • The Good: Anna Louise Richardson  I 23 March - 23 June 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual arts, critical thinking
  • When our eyes adjust: Julia Roche  I 23 March - 23 June 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual arts, critical thinking
  • Science of Common Life: Lyndall Phelps  I 23 March - 1 September 2024
    Exploring:
    Science, Visual arts, history
  • The Wynne Prize 2023 I 20 April - 16 June 2024
    Exploring:
    Visual arts, history

Education Kits

The Wynne Prize 2023

Emma Varga: Fire - Water - Life

Home Program - First Nations Outreach Program

The Home program is a partnership between Wiradjuri community at Wagga Wagga, The Arts Unit, NSW Department of Education, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of NSW, and connects schools to local Aboriginal artists, community, language and culture.

The program was first developed in 2015 when education outreach program was developed based on the major education resource Home: Aboriginal art from New South Wales, published by the Gallery in 2013.

The program was delivered to 7 schools in Wiradjuri country and featured professional learning for teachers, regional gallery staff and local artists, the delivery of a bespoke visual arts program for Stage 3 students over three school terms, virtual excursions to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and a student exhibition of the resulting artwork at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Since then, the Home program has grown to reach 35 schools in 2022 in Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi/Gomeroi and Gathang (Worimi and Biripi) Country and is currently delivered at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth Regional Gallery and Manning Regional Gallery. 192 schools have participated in total throughout the program.

The upcoming exhibition for the latest Home project gindaymilanha: laugh whilst walking along will be exhibited at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday 5 November 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023.

Making

Connelly-Northey creates her sculptures from materials she finds in her environment. Explore your own environment and find materials that could be used in weaving, tying and knotting to create a three-dimensional object. Find plastic bags, string, wire and so on and experiment to create a new version of a familiar object. Discuss the ways in which this familiar object has been made new and different. Think about texture, colour and scale.

Looking and responding

Look at the series of works called Narrbong (string bag) 2007–08 by Lorraine Connelly-Northey. Think about the title. Are these bags made from string? List words to describe the materials you can see, their colours and how they would feel to touch. Could these words be used to describe the Australian landscape? What kinds of places do you think the artist obtained these materials from? Name the kinds of things you would carry in such a bag.

All information shared from Art Gallery NSW: http://artgallery.nsw.gov.au/artsets/jrnmgd