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L E A R N I N G AT T H E A R T G A L L E R Y F O R T E AC H E R S O F K I N D E R G A RT E N S A N D P R I M A RY A N D S E C O N DA RY T E AC H E R S O F V I S UA L A RT S & A RT S C O O R D I N ATO R S Outreach Education is a team of specialist DECD teachers based in major South Australian public organisations. Their role is to bring together learner needs, curriculum and effective pedagogy with the expertise, collections and events at their organisations to create exciting learning experiences for R–12 students and teachers.

REALMS OF WONDER 19 October 2013 – 27 January 2014 Free admission Realms of Wonder is the Art Gallery’s first major exhibition dedicated exclusively to the art of India. It includes more than two hundred paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative art objects dating from the eighth century to the present day. The exhibition provides opportunities for R-12 students to explore the rich diversity of Indian art, inspired by the three great spiritual traditions of India – Jainism, Hinduism and Islam. The Realms of Wonder learning program provides students opportunities to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Arts (Visual Arts) through the strands of Responding and Making by considering cultural contexts in which the works were created, and historical influences. The exhibition also provides opportunities for engagement with the Cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia as well as the General Capabilities, developing students intercultural understanding by: • investigating culture and cultural identity • exploring and comparing cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices • developing respect for cultural diversity. detail: The Festival of Cattle (Gopashtamï ), 20th century, Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India, opaque pigment and gold on cotton, 150 x 100 cm; Bequest of HugoVan Dam 2012

TEACHER BRIEFING Hear about Realms of Wonder and the learning opportunities for your school with curator James Bennett. When: Wednesday 23 October; 4.30 pm for a 5 pm start Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, enter via western laneway Cost: $10, please book but pay at the door Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7033 or email [email protected] (No confirmations unless booked out) Certificates provided (linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers)

EXHIBITION VISITS FOR SCHOOLS Take a facilitated session with an AGSA guide, or experience Realms of Wonder through teacher facilitated group learning using the online education resource. Limited facilitated sessions available. When: Weekdays during school term Cost: Free (up to 30 students) Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7033 or email [email protected]

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IN THE STUDIO Combine an exhibition viewing with a visit to the Realms of Wonder Studio, a FREE activity space where students learn more about art by making. Students can explore and respond to new ideas from diverse cultural sources. Early Years / Primary Schools (Preschool to Year 4) Students are invited to make their own Hindu inspired 'god' by sculpting in plasticine and embellishing with sequins and braid, to create their own decorated mini-shrine. Upper Primary Schools / Secondary Schools (Years 5 to 12) Taking inspiration from the animals, avatars, illuminated manuscripts and architectural archways featured in the exhibition, students make a painting exploring elements of pattern making and colour. When: Daily sessions, 11 am – 12 pm & 1-2 pm Cost: Free, facilitator and all materials supplied Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7033 or email [email protected]

ART WORKSHOPS DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Teachers and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of the many activities available outside of school. More information available at Indian Miniatures for primary and secondary teachers Indian miniature painting stretches back to the 10th century and is a complex tradition of great stylistic diversity, including mythical, religious and erotic subject matter. In this workshop, Madhu Saraf assists us to explore aspects of the practice, including application of gold leaf. Teachers create their own framed work of art, working with an artist facilitator. No previous experience necessary. All materials supplied. Places are limited. When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January, 10.30 am – 4 pm Where: Radford Auditorium Suitability: Primary and Secondary teachers. Certificates provided (linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers) Cost: $100 (includes end of day refreshments only) Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email [email protected] Henna Workshop for young people Explore the mythology and science behind the art of henna! Mehndi (also known as henna) is a ceremonial art form traditionally used in celebrations throughout India. Be inspired by the exhibition then create your own mehndi designs on the skin with Adelaide henna artist, Linda Bell. When: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 January, 12–3 pm Where: The Studio Suitability: Young people aged 13–17 Cost: Free Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email [email protected]

The Studio is presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

North Terrace, South Australia 5000

t: 8207 7033

f: 8207 7070 e: [email protected]