The Studio


The Navigator's Studio

The Studio is a free activity space in the Art Gallery for children, families, schools and art lovers of all ages that transforms with each new exhibition.  It's time to take an ocean voyage and discover treasures from afar as we celebrate the Treasure Ships exhibition.

The early maritime explorers embarked on journeys to better understand the world.  They dreamed of new lands, people, creatures and bountiful treasures.  The Navigator's Studio is ship-shape and laden with activities to inspire the creation of a precious memento of your exhibition visit.  Create a map, a flag, a botanical drawing or a creature from the deep. 

Daily (may be in use by school groups on weekdays 10am - 3pm)
Cost: Free, all materials supplied
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The Studio is a facilitated space, ensuring that all visitors can participate in a range of creative activities. All materials are supplied. It is located on the Lower Ground Floor, opposite the Gallery restaurant.

Schools are offered exclusive access between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm daily. To find out about our Schools Learning Programs in The Studio please visit the  Treasure Ships websiteTo check if the Studio is in use by a school group between these hours, we recommend that you call 82077065 prior to your visit.

After 2 pm weekdays, weekends and school holidays, the Studio is available for public use. Please note that Family Day Care and OSHC groups wishing to use the Studio will need to make a booking at least 5 working days prior to the required date -  please call 82077005. A service & materials fee of $3 will be charged for each child attending.

Thematically the Studio changes with each major exhibition. During exhibition change-over periods we recommend that you call 8207 7000 to check on The Studio's availability.  

Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.