Bunjil Place Education Programs

Education

We at Bunjil Place recognise that our role is more than just a hub for arts and culture in Melbourne’s south east. We’re here to facilitate engagement in the community and ensure every person in Casey is given the opportunity to enjoy - and participate in – all areas of the creative arts!  

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.

VISUAL ART
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. 

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.

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).

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

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE KITS