These downloadable resources are designed for for use in the classroom.
This resource has strong links to the Australian Curriculum and is designed primarily for years 9-10 High-School teachers of History and Visual Arts to engage students with the themes, ideas and stories of the objects and artworks in the exhibition.
In this ten-part series on Australian portraits, Angus Trumble and Fiona Gruber hold a wide-ranging, thought-provoking and often unexpected face-off with history and culture.
Self-portraits are among the most direct yet intriguing works created by artists for analysis and self-expression. As both subject and creator, the artist is represented entirely in their own terms.
This online resource features the stories of five colonial women, designed for primary students of Arts and History years 3-6.
This resource has relevance to Australian History, Sport, Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, English and Visual Arts and is recommended for Years 9-12.
This online resource about digital portraiture designed for secondary students is available through the ABC Splash website.
This learning resource for secondary students accompanies the 2014 exhibition which will be touring to various galleries around Australia.
This learning resource package is designed for educators of secondary students as a companion to the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Paul Kelly & The Portraits.
This resource, structured around the biography of the artist Hilda Rix Nicholas, is a companion to the exhibition Paris to Monaro.
This project for primary students explores portraits of individuals commemorated in the naming of a Canberra suburb or street.
Resources for previous exhibitions
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