Explore the world of contemporary art and exhibition-making with Learning Resources developed to help students and educators unpack the themes, artists and processes of each Biennale in the classroom or during a visit to the exhibition.
PAST LEARNING RESOURCES
20th Biennale Primary Education Kit
20th Biennale Secondary Education Kit
19th Biennale Secondary Education Kit
19th Biennale Primary Education Kit
18th Biennale Secondary Education Kit (Excerpt)
17th Biennale Teachers Kit
16th Biennale Teachers Kit
For the 21st Biennale of Sydney, we created 14 learning resources called Studio Projects that you can tailor to your interests and teaching expertise.
The 21st Biennale of Sydney Studio Projects can be contextualised in three ways:
- with mini essays on international contemporary practice, and on the themes for this Biennale of Sydney;
- with discussion questions, and references to other artists’ work from previous Biennale of Sydney editions; and
- with reference to the Frames of the Visual Arts Years 7–10 syllabus.
Based on individual artworks, these resources are designed to be adapted to different teaching levels and encourage experimentation across a range of creative processes. You can do a single introductory exercise from the suggested list, or complete all the activities to develop a body of work with your students that extends their knowledge and skills, and invites critical thinking about art and ideas in context.
How to be in the arts without being an artist
A series of masterclasses held during the 20th Biennale brought together a variety of representatives from the Biennale of Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales to explore how to work in the arts without being an artist. With topics ranging from the making of the 20th Biennale to the day-to-day running of a public museum, the program gave students the opportunity to question arts specialists about their jobs and experiences.
How to Work in the Arts without Being an Artist was produced by the Biennale of Sydney and Art Gallery of New South Wales, and was made possible through assistance from the Women’s Art Group. The Biennale thanks the panellists, educators and students involved in this program, as well as the artists whose works feature in the videos.