We offer a wide range of accessible programs for all ages. To discuss ways to connect with the gallery, please contact Dr Janice Lally, Academic and Public Programs Curator, at [email protected].
Our education kits relating to the exhibitions provide educational resources for K-12 teachers and students. Aligned with WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority outcomes, they include context for research across curricula including Visual Arts, Design, Humanities and Social Studies along with art tasks.
Ariel’s Song celebrates how art can open a door between worlds. It is an exhibition about shipwrecked feelings, rich and strange transformations and magical thinking that places contemporary artists Luisa Hansal, Jess Tan and Wade Taylor in conversation with surreal and stormy visions from the UWA Art Collection.Ariel's Song education kit [2.27MB]
This retrospective exhibition traces the artistic development of Western Australian artist Kevin Robertson from the mid-1980s to the present day.Kevin Robertson education kit [2.16MB]
An exhibition illuminating the diversity of animal representations from across Indigenous Australia.Creatures education kit [1.56MB]
Feeling abstract? explores abstract painting over a forty year period through works in the UWA Art Collection. The exhibition shows key examples of Australian abstraction of the twentieth century, including works of gestural abstraction from the 1950s, hard-edge painting from the 1960s, and from the revival of expressive painting in the late-1970s and 1980s.Feeling abstract? education kit [3.39MB]
The Academic Program at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG) includes initiating and developing collaborative art-based projects that promote opportunities for partnerships between University departments and colleagues together with students and staff in WA schools and colleges.
THE LONG KISS GOODBYE
An exhibition exploring how artists transform materials and explore complex emotions.
The Long Kiss Goodbye education kit including a wearable art activity using recycled materials for Year 11 and adaptable for all age groups
EXPRESSIONS OF INDIA
An exhibition of 54 paintings created in India from across the 18th to 20th centuries and collected by anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt.
Expressions of India education kit a resource on the exhibition for Kindergarten to Year 12
An exhibition of video work exploring love and empathy.
Love, Displaced education kit including a video analysis task for Years 7 to 12
A solo exhibition of botanical drawings by Philippa Nikulinsky.
Nikulinsky Naturally education kit with a printmaking activity for Year 9 adaptable for all age groups
COSMOPOLITAN: ART FROM THE 1930s FROM THE UWA ART COLLECTION AND THE CRUTHERS COLLECTION OF WOMEN'S ART
An exhibition of Australian art from the 1930s.
Cosmopolitan education kit including a printmaking exercise for Year 10 adaptable for all age groups
STOCKYARDS AND SADDLES: THE STORY OF THE GIBB RIVER STATION
An exhibition on the lives of cattle workers told through photographs.
Stockyards and Saddles education kit including exploration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait photography with a photographic analysis activity for Years 11 and 12
MODERN AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES
An exhibition exploring the tradition of modern landscapes in Australian art.
Modern Australian Landscapes education kit including a critical analysis task for Year 11
An exhibition on the multitude of meanings and uses of flowers.
FLORA education kit 1.1 a compare and contrast exercise for Lower Primary to Year 12
FLORA education kit 1.2 an analysis task for Year 12 Visual Arts
FLORA education kit 1.3 a printmaking exercise for Year 10
An exhibition exploring portraiture by women artists.
The Likeness education kit an interpretation exercise for Years 11 and 12 and adaptable for other year levels
BHARTI KHER: IN HER OWN LANGUAGE
A solo exhibition of work by Bharti Kher exploring meaning, mythology and identity.
Bharti Kher education kit an interpretation activity for Kindergarten to Year 12
An exhibition featuring works by the Yolngu community in Arnhem Land.
Yirrkala Drawings education kit a resource on the exhibition for Kindergarten to Year 12
ELISE BLUMANN: AN EMIGRE ARTIST IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1938–1948
An exhibition of portraits and landscapes by artist Elise Blumann
Elise Blumann education kit with art interpretation tasks for Kindergarten to Year 12
Art in a Box
Art in a Box takes works of art from The University of Western Australia out to schools in Western Australia – direct from the Gallery and into the classroom.
Art in a Box provides dedicated student engagement with artworks, which teachers select in consultation with LWAG staff. For more information please contact Lee Kinsella, Special Projects Curator and Curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, at [email protected].
Scheduling school visits
Come for a visit and learn first-hand how artworks and objects can help to broaden how we understand ourselves and the world around us. Our staff can provide an introduction to the gallery and a tour of the current exhibitions, as well as work with you to relate the visit to your teaching.
Tours can provide opportunities for developing visual literacy, critical thinking, self-reflection and creativity, as well as engaging with history, society, culture and art-making processes. For more information about scheduling a visit, contact Dr Janice Lally, Academic and Public Programs Curator, at [email protected].
Dr Harold Schenberg Study Centre
The Dr Harold Schenberg Study Centre is located within the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
The study centre space is available for use by UWA staff and students engaged in research, teaching and professional activities related to the University’s cultural collections and exhibition program. It is ideal for object-based learning workshops, seminars, lectures and tutorials.
Through the study centre, academics and students can arrange access to artworks and objects from the collections and on display in the gallery. This provides unique opportunities for research and teaching across a wide range of areas. For more information, contact Dr Janice Lally, Academic and Public Programs Curator, at [email protected]
Guided class visits
Our staff are available to contribute to class visits, lead tours, deliver lectures and facilitate educational sessions on current museum practices.
For assistance in developing material for class visits to the galleries and/or the Dr Harold Schenberg Study Centre, please contact Dr Janice Lally, Academic and Public Programs Curator, at [email protected]. To guarantee availability, we advise you book before the start of each semester.
A position at LWAG is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on, professional experience working in the arts and to contribute ideas to your University gallery.
Students can apply to be a member of the newly launched LWAG Student Advisory Committee and take on a leadership role within the gallery or to work alongside our staff in a number of different Work-Integrated Learning placements. New positions are announced at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please contact our Student Engagement Officer, at [email protected].
Art Writing Prize
The Art Writing Prize is an award for visual art writing in Western Australia open to all.
The award is supported through the collaboration of LWAG with Westerly magazine and UWA Publishing, and aims to encourage creative and scholarly responses by emerging writers to exhibitions and art exhibited at LWAG, including works from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, the UWA Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.