Open Studio: Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio Launch
To celebrate the opening of the Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio we are transforming the whole Gallery into an open studio where everyone is welcome to create and express themselves on Saturday 12 October.
Roaming guest performers will help ignite your creativity to roll up your sleeves and bring your own artistic creations to life. Drop into the Studio for a workshop inspired by Body Language on Level 2, draw from life and representations of the body in our Bodies of Art exhibition, Lower Ground, craft your own poem in response to Urs Fischer’s ‘Francesco’—a sculpture that melts before your eyes—or pose for a fun polaroid snap in Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia on Level 1.
From the Confucian school of thought comes the maxim, ‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand’, and it is this idea that underpins the studio’s development and the National Gallery’s broader learning strategy.
We have a program of tours, talks, performances and storytelling throughout the day to help you deepen your understanding and appreciation of art. Come and get physical and express yourself in the open studio!
These two new spaces and associated programs are made possible through the generous support of Education Patron, Tim Fairfax.
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes, ACT