Students from Brighton Secondary School (left), Bordertown High School (centre) and Cedar College (right) participating in Senior Secondary Drawing Workshops in 2013


2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart
1 March - 11 May 2014
FREE admission
Exhibition visits for school groups open for bookings.
More information here>> 

The drawing workshops extend student learning with expert tuition provided by key South Australian visual artists in the areas of observation, composition, use of media, line, tone and proportion.

They offer a unique opportunity for senior secondary students to learn by viewing and discussing a range of primary source works on paper from the Gallery’s permanent collection with the facilitating artist and peers.

Participating students have the opportunity to build their Visual Arts portfolios, as well as to submit works for the Art Gallery’s Secondary Student Drawing Exhibition held during the SALA Festival in August 2014.

Teachers are required to select individual students and coordinate signed caregiver permissions for all students attending. Individuals and class groups can register their interest.

Life-drawing workshops are facilitated by either Renate Nisi ( or Yve Thompson. Self-portraiture workshops are facilitated by Deidre But-Husaim ( or Trevor Newman (

Life-drawing workshops:
Tuesday 6 May BOOKED OUT
Wednesday 7 May BOOKED OUT
Thursday 8 May CANCELLED (Teachers - please contact ASAP if you have a minimum of 15 students wishing to attend at this time) 
Self-portraiture workshops:
Tuesday 29 April CANCELLED
Wednesday 30 April - limited places still available
Friday 2 May BOOKED OUT
Monday 5 May - places still available 
Duration: 6 hours, 10am – 4pm
Suitable: Senior Secondary
Self-portraiture cost per student: $50 / $35 equity and country students
Life-drawing cost per student: $60 / $45 equity and country students
All materials supplied.
Limited: 20 participants per session
Bookings essential: Please contact Learning at the Gallery

Want to study and work in the Visual Arts?
Senior Secondary students learn about a diversity of art careers through interactive presentations. Speakers include a range of artists/designers and representatives from:
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- Adelaide Central School of Art
- University of South Australia
- Jam Factory
- Adelaide College of the Arts
- Art Lab Australia
- Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully, TAFE SA
- Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

When: Friday 25 July, 11am for an 11.15am start - 2:30pm
Cost: $7 / equity and country students $2. Includes refreshments.
Individual senior secondary student attendance welcome
Bookings: Contact Learning at the Gallery
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Language tours for secondary students are available. Our specialised Guides (fluent in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Indonesian) will lead students through the Art Gallery in their target language, using art expressions and introducing works of art significant to that country and culture. Tours may also include a general viewing of the permanent collection in their target language. Bookings: Please contact Learning at the Gallery on

Unpacking Agsa

Meet AGSA, our interactive blue creature, whose inquisitive nature will take students on an adventure through the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

This online art game supports students to investigate and experiment with art elements such as colour, shape, form, symmetry, perspective, line, texture, proportion and contrast. 

Suitable: Years 2-9

Information about Unpacking AGSA
Unpacking AGSA online interactive education game
To successfully use this interactive game, you will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player

Unpacking Art

The Unpacking Art site offers several approaches that can be used in a classroom, art room or art gallery setting. This is an enquiry-based site which makes links to works of art in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s permanent collection.

Suitable: Teachers

Visit the Unpacking Art website

Mark Fischer                                             
DECD Education Manager

Ryan Sims 
Education Support Officer

(08) 8207 7033
Fax: (08) 8207 7070
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Outreach Education is a team of specialist DECD teachers based in major public organisations. Each teacher creates and manages curriculum-focused learning programs for early years to senior students and teachers using the expertise, collections and events at their unique site.