Thursday, 13 March 2014

Art meets History @ TMAG: teacher's exhibition preview 20 March

Contact: Bec Tudor, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Date: Thursday 20 March 2014          RSVP: N/A
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: All educators

'Capital and Country': an exhibition preview for teachers investigating crossovers between history and art with guest presenters David Boon and Tony Woodward (DOE).
  • Venue: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Dunn Place, Hobart
  • Date: Thursday 20 March 2014
  • Time: 4-6pm
  • Cost: $20 per person (includes exhibition entry, refreshments and educator's resource pack)
About: Join this guided experience of the stunning travelling art exhibition Capital and Country: the federation years 1900-1914 featuring artwork by iconic Australian artists such as Fredrick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Penleigh Boyd and William Lister. Engage in conversation around the historic and artistic threads within the exhibition, and investigate overlaps between these perspectives. Includes practical activities engaging cross-curricular concepts and skills in response to the exhibition.

Special presenters: David Boon is a current primary teacher at Albuera Street Primary School, co-author of Place and Time: Explorations in Teaching History and Geography and has led professional learning in history teaching at a state and national level. Tony Woodward is an artist and arts educator with a long history of working in curriculum development. This event is hosted by the AccessArt program, supported by Detached Cultural Organisation.

Who: All educators are warmly welcomed.
The themes of this exhibition have direct links to the Grade 6 history curriculum, and would be of strong relevance to any teachers taking students to Canberra in 2014. Of particular interest to educators with an interest in Australian history and art.