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Bunjil Place Education Programs

Education

Our education program is comprised of a variety of tours, resources and programs which provide opportunities for students and teachers alike to delve deeper into the arts at Bunjil Place.

WORKSHOP & ART MAKING RESOURCES

Zine making
Visual Art Levels 5 - 10
Through zine-making, students will explore self expression, identity, design, writing and creativity.

Zine Making Resource | Zine Making Template | Zine Making Video

Stay at home with Bailey Colouring Sheet
Levels F - 4
Bailey the Bandicoot is staying at home to keep safe. Bailey is video chatting with friends, and spending time baking, drawing and doing puzzles. Students can download and print this document and spend time colouring in Bailey.

Download PDF

Draw Calm Clive with Kenny Pittock
Levels F - 4
Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock presents a tutorial using simple folding techniques and drawing to create a fishy character with a twist.

Workshop Video | Download Calm Clive Template

Draw a fuzzy friend with Kat Chadwick
Levels 4 - 6
Melbourne illustrator Kat Chadwick presents a fun tutorial on how to draw an animal character. Following Kat's step-by-step instructions, students learn basic tricks and tips to create their own character.

Download PDF

Word Prompt Drawing with Minna Gilligan
Visual Art Levels 5 - 10
Designed to engage with the meditative act of drawing, this tutorial by Minna Gilligan takes students through the process of creating a drawing using a word as the stimulus for the drawing.

Workshop Video | Download Word Sheet Template

Still Life Drawing with Minna Gilligan
Visual Art Levels 7 - 10
Melbourne artist Minna Gilligan takes students through two drawing exercises - contour drawing, and a long still life drawing.

Workshop Video

Junk Mail Collage with Minna Gilligan
Visual Art Levels 5 - 10
Using paper ephemera from around the house such as catalogues, junk mail and wrapping paper, students can follow this step-by-step tutorial led by artist Minna Gilligan to create a collage.

Workshop Video

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS 
Education tours are available for each exhibition presented at Bunjil Place Gallery and offer the opportunity to gain deeper insight into exhibition themes and ideas. Particular exhibitions also have education resources available to assist with teaching in the classroom and visits to Bunjil Place Gallery. 

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion
'The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion' presents vibrant portraits and conceptual images that fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image.

Exhibition InfoVirtual Tour | Children's Activity

Home/Land: Project Another Country
Created from thousands of handmade houses using recycled cardboard boxes, 'Home/Land: Project Another Country' is Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan's large-scale installation of imagined habitats. This project is part of an ongoing series, designed by the artists to work closely with local communities all around the world to initiate discussions around what 'home' means, and to share stories among one another while creating handmade structures to form the basis of the installation.

Over a number of months, Isabel and Alfredo led assemblage workshops with our Casey community and initiated discussions around what 'home' means and 'belonging'. During these workshops, hundreds of small cardboard homes were created and added to the major-installation.

Exhibition Info | Background VideoWalk-Through Video | Time Lapse Video | Children's Activity Video | Children's Activity

Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia
'Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia' presents the work of 14 Australian and Internationally based artists who were either born in, descended from or have an on-going connection to South Asia. Some of these artists form part of a diaspora that has taken people from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan to all corners of the globe. Others have been lured to South Asia to explore their personal connections with people, culture and place.

Exhibition Info | Video Interview

Vera Moller: A Thousand Tides
Level 5 - 6 (some activities can be adapted to different learning levels)
The Arts, Science & Geography
'A Thousand Tides' is a new exhibition by acclaimed artist Dr. Vera Möller inspired by the unique fauna, flora and terrain of the internationally recognised coastline of Western Port, a significant and exhilarating environment of diverse and unique habitats that has long been celebrated by local, national and international enthusiasts, experts and organisations.

Exhibition Info | Video Interview | Radio InterviewEducation Kit | Children's Activity

Home of the Boyds: Harkaway and the Grange
Levels 7 - 10, VCE Art and Studio Art
The relationship of the famous Boyd family dynasty with the Harkaway and Narre Warren region is featured in 'Home of the Boyds: Harkaway and ‘The Grange’', the first to focus exclusively on a little known but nationally significant Australian story.

Exhibition Info | Education Kit

 

EMERGENT VCE GRADUATE SHOWCASE
Emergent VCE Graduate Showcase celebrates the creative achievements and outstanding talent of VCE students within the City of Casey. The exhibition is held at Bunjil Place Studio in the first quarter of each year and showcases the exceptional work from students studying VCE Units 3 & 4 Art, Studio Art, Media, Visual Communication, and Product Design and Technology (Textiles and Wood Work).

Program Info | Emergent 2019 Exhibition Video | Emergent 2019 Design Video | Co-Curator Article | Alumni Article

Emergent VCE Graduate Showcase is a curated exhibition, with applications to be part of the exhibition opening in September of each year.

PERFORMING ARTS
School Performances: Throughout the Bunjil Place Theatre season we present many world class performances created for Primary and Secondary School students. Ideal for excursions and extended learning opportunities, Schools are assisted in their tickets purchases with group booking prices, and x1 free teacher tickets for every 10 students. Please contact our Box Office with any ticket enquiries.   

 

Education Resources: Our theatre shows designed for student are often accompanied by Teachers Resources developed by the Theatre Company, Orchestra or Ensemble who created the work. These Documents are filled with engaging classroom exercises to extend students understanding of the show, questions and theme to shape discussion debriefing the show, as well as other classroom tools like videos and behind the scenes insights from the creative team. Please request your Teacher Resource when purchasing tickets.

 

Backstage Tech Tours coming soon:  To support the learning of our VCE Theatre Studies and Drama students, Bunjil Place is offering Backstage Tech Tours, to give local students exclusive access to behind the scenes workings of a world class Theatre. These Tours are conducted by a Tour Guide and a Tech, to create a well-rounded insight into what it takes to present professional Theatre. Tours are subject to the Theatre’s availability.

 

PRECINCT TOURS
Tours that take in the entire Bunjil Place Precinct are also available to education providers. Each tour encompasses the Theatre, Gallery and Library and provides some background to the development of Bunjil Place and the programming that takes place within the building.

 

Welcome to the Arts: Introducing and Arts Centre is Bunjil Place’s precinct tour developed especially for Kindergarten – early primary years students. The tour explores Bunjil Place through drama games, craft and storytime with the library.

 

ARTS AGITATORS
Arts Agitators is Bunjil Place’s flagship youth engagement program for young creatives aged 15 – 25 years. As a multi-disciplinary program, program participants range from visual artists, to writers, poets, musicians and actors. As a peer-led program, the Arts Agitators determine creative and professional development opportunities they would like to participate in, and also develop and deliver arts projects throughout the year.

 

Contact us at bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au to learn more about any of our education or youth engagement programs, or contact the Box Office bunjilplace@casey.vic.gov.au to book a theatre performance for your group.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAM 2020

The Bunjil Place Education Program for 2020 is now available. Please click on the link below to download the brochure. You can register your booking for our 2020 Education Program events here or reserve tickets by contacting the Bunjil Place Box Office on 9709 9700 or email bunjilplace@casey.vic.gov.au. For general enquiries please email bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au.