Exploring works of art with the five senses, for all ages
Engage with art at home. In this exercise, we encourage learners to use their senses.
Below are some questions to encourage children and young people to talk about art. Use these questions at home, or in the classroom with the Howard Hinton Collection which is able to be accessed online here. The Hinton Collection housed at NERAM is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history. Between 1928 and 1948 a collection of over 1000 artworks by leading Australian artists were donated to the newly constructed Armidale Teachers’ College by the retired shipping agent, Howard Hinton OBE (1867-1948). The Collection provides a snapshot into Australian artistic practice in the early twentieth century.
Choose an artwork and try these prompts to help learners investigate their observations.
Imagine we’ve jumped inside the artwork…
Where is this place?
What can you see ahead, behind, below and above you?