Term 3 Creative Learning

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Term 3 Creative Learning

Deborah Kelly: The Gods of Tiny Things

The Gods of Tiny Things is an experimental collaborative animation considering life in peril. Created at ‘collage camp’ with visual and musical collaborators, Deborah Kelly explores the threats of extinction and the climate crisis, the tolls of colonialism, and the global political shift to the right, while conversely revelling in the hectic pleasures and desires of life itself. Ideal for secondary school students interested in animation and collage, this kaleidoscopic video unleashes a vivid collage of animated figures and landscapes cut free from the pages of old magazines and encyclopedias. Available to see at NERAM until Friday 12th August. Enquire about this program here >>

Art & Nature | Sketching in the gallery

Explore the natural world as art and science collide in a compelling display of artwork and natural history. Nature has inspired art and artists for centuries and this exhibition collaborates with the University of New England’s Natural History Museum to draw links and parallels between specimens and artworks from the NERAM collections. Explore skeletons and seashells, paintings and taxidermy animals and all sorts of natural and painted wonders and with sketch pad in hand sit and draw in the space. This program is available until Thursday 11th August. Enquire about this program here >>

Strong | Investigating artist, Sally Gabori

Students will investigate the work of Sally Gabori, a featured artist in NERAM’s exhibition, Strong. In this program Primary students will investigate Gabori’s use of colour and shape and create their own aerial landscape of a select location in Australia. Either onsite or back in the classroom, Secondary students will investigate the online, interactive website on Sally Gabori by contemporary art museum based in Pars, Foundation Cartier. Find our more here >>

Tableaux vivant ‘Living Pictures' | Creative play with Hinton

Translated from French, tableaux vivant means ‘living pictures.’ In this creative arts program NERAM has selected a number of paintings from the iconic Hinton collection and carefully sourced costumes and props for students to create there own tableaux vivant.  NERAM invites students to investigate the pose, and facial expression of characters in the paintings on display with continuous interaction artworks they are trying to recreate. Find out more here >>


NERAM invites students to the grounds of the museum to explore, find and make! After a tour of the art museum students are invited to explore the grounds of Black Gully and find their own art making equipment. Guided by our arts educators, students will compile their found objects from the natural world around them in order to create their own unique artwork in the outdoors. Find out more >>

Hinton Art Appreciation Workshop followed by Still Life Exercises

Delve into the Hinton Collection through an in-depth art appreciation session with an arts educator. Investigate colonial Australian art, the artist camps, female artists in the collection & the emerging modernists on display. To follow, complete a series of sketching exercises in the gallery space looking at line, shape and tone. Find out more >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX – Printmaking with Lego

NERAM, Museum of Printing and Hopscotch Press present this program to creatively engage primary school students with their local museums without leaving the classroom environment. Investigating the history of printing with a museum of printing education resource, students are encouraged to discover the original letterpress process through printing with lego. Find out more here >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX – Making Monotypes, Experimenting with Colour + Composition.

NERAM presents this program to creatively engage primary school students with their local museums without leaving the classroom environment. NERAM invites students to experiment with colour, shape and texture to create their own unique compositions using the versatile and user friendly method of gelli printing. Students will look at the work of iconic French artist Henri Matisse as well as artist from the NERAM collection, John Coburn. Find out more here >>

SECONDARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX - Printing Vintage Ads

Engaging in Museum of Printing education resource and worksheets provided students will gain an understanding of the history of print publishing. Introduced to the history and concepts of vintage print advertising, students will create there own A4 page magazine ad using a collection of vintage printing blocks from Museum of Printing .  Students will combine the block with stencil type and copy from a typewriter to convey their own message interpreting the block in its historic and cultural context. Find out more >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX - 'Old Tom' Character Creation

Originally an outreach program with an educator, this program has now been transformed into a pick up museum in a box program available to loan to schools.  Explore the fantastic prints of ‘Old Tom’ by Australian artist and acclaimed author Leigh Hobbs. Explore the artwork, big book and hilarious cartoon of Old Tom and then create your own unique characters to cause chaos with Old Tom! Find out more here >>