MGA Education & Community Group tour booking system

Social distancing measures are in place. All visits are limited to 1 hour.

Virtual tours available. Check description for availability.

Virtual tours with a Curator/Educator

Virtual tours with a Curator/Educator;

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Take a virtual guided tour around the exhibitions with one of MGA’s Curators or Education Officer.

How this works:
This tour can be hosted by MGA in WebEx and we will send you a link to share with your students (joining individually) or for you to project into your face-to-face classroom. If your school prefers you host the session for child-safe protocols, please let us know in the notes when booking, this is easily accommodated.

This tour can be tailored for your unit of study or area of interest.

Note: Virtual tours of past exhibitions subject to availability and available on request.

Duration: 45 minutes

On-site Secondary Schools

On-site Secondary Schools; VCE Studio Arts

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Unit 4, Outcome 3: Art Industry Contexts

A tour of the exhibition and focus on the role of MGA as a public gallery. Includes the role of the Curator in the conception, presentation and display of artworks in an exhibition; exhibition installation and design; the gallery building and facilities; collections, preservation and conservation practices; publicity, funding and sponsorship.

Duration: 1 hour

On-site Secondary Schools; VCE Art

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Analytical Frameworks

A tour of the exhibition, pausing at key works to discover the different ways a work can be interpreted utilising the analytical frameworks.

Duration: 1 hour

On-site Secondary Schools; VCE Media

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Narratives and their meaning

A tour of the exhibition, focusing on the use of narrative to create meaning. Pausing at key works to discuss the stories being told.

Duration: 1 hour

On-site Secondary Schools; Photography Years 9-11

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

A tour of the exhibition with a focus on the art elements and principles, photographic techniques, concepts and display methods employed by the artists. This tour can be tailored for your unit of study or area of interest.

Duration: 1 hour

On-site Tertiary Studies

On-site Tertiary Studies; All tertiary students

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Explore key works and themes in the exhibition with a focus on the concepts, photographic techniques and display methods employed by the artists. This tour can be tailored for your unit of study or area of interest.

Duration: 45 minutes

On-site Tertiary Studies; For students of Cert IV and Diploma Photo Imaging courses

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

Photographic Industry contexts

A tour of the exhibition and role of the gallery as the Australian home of photography. Explore the roles of staff members and tasks involved in a museum, as well as pathways into the industry.

Duration: 45 minutes

General Public/Community Groups

General Public/Community Groups; Free Guided Tour

Current exhibitions: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize and TOPshots 21 Oct – 5 Dec 2021.

A tour of the exhibition, pausing at key works to discuss the artists, artworks and the concepts of truth and documentary more broadly.

Duration: 45 minutes