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Left: The Antipodean Steam Punk Show - artist Kate O'Brien
Right: Student Enrichment Day 2011 with artist Jon Cattapan

The Tweed Regional Gallery offers a range of exciting student and educator focused learning opportunities via a diverse program of exhibitions, programs, resources and events that cater for pre-preparatory to tertiary levels.

The Gallery aims to support teachers' professional development through workshops, talks and learning opportunities. Exhibition preview events are held twice a year. These events offer a chance for teachers to get together in an informal and relaxed way, collect current Education Resources and preview selected exhibitions. The Gallery can provide documentation of teacher learning that supports the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Art AfterSchool - Teacher Professional Development


Term 2 - Thursday 10 June 2021 I 5.00pm – 8.00pm I Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series with the National Gallery of Australia

Join Adriane Boag, Program Convenor from the National Gallery of Australia, for an educators' evening with the Ned Kelly series. Enjoy an in-depth tour of the exhibition with Adriane as you explore themes of landscape, light, space, and place. Dive into a conversation about Australian identity and interrogate concepts of myth, icon, and legend. Using material exploration to further investigate key concepts within the exhibition, this program will model a hands-on activity that can be adapted in the classroom.

Documentation of Professional Development hours available on request.

COST Free I Places strictly limited
BOOK essential -

The National Gallery’s Outreach Program is supported by the John T Reid Charitable Trusts.

Student Enrichment Days

These intensive programs for students combine artist/curator talks with specially designed skills development activities.


Term 2 - Tuesday 18 May I 9.45am to 2.30pm I The Visible Object with Jacqueline Hennessy I Year 10 - 12 students

As a recent graduate of the National Art School in Sydney, Guest Artist-Mentor Jacqueline Hennessy will share her art school experience and working processes with students, followed by a skills workshop as part of this one-day intensive exploring the compositional elements of objects, self-portraiture and the body through a range of art practices.

COST $10 per student I lunch provided
BOOK Nominations essential Tel 02 6670 2790 I
Bookings by school representatives only I Limited to 3 students per school

More information about this event (378kB PDF)

Art workshop facility

The Frances Mills Education Centre is available for hire - for half day or full day use - for teacher-initiated activities. Use of the workshop is limited to groups of 20 students or participants.

Description: The Frances Mills Education Centre is ideal for art classes, small seminars, lectures or presentations. The space has Internet access, inbuilt data projector and screen, toilet and washing facilities, and access to a verandah and the Gallery’s gardens. Please request a Terms and Conditions of Hire form for more details.

To discuss your plans to visit the Gallery or to receive regular updates, invitations to special events, and newsletters, please email the Education and Audience Development Officer Email: Telephone: (02) 6670 2712.

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