Developing a Nation

Travel from colonial Australia through to the development of Australia as a nation, inspecting works of art that highlight events, ideas and people’s contribution to society after 1900.

This program can be a guided or self-guided and complements the Year 6 Australia HASS curriculum.

Prepare for your visit by using the following interpretive resources:

Fiona Hall: Occupied Territory

South Australia Illustrated: colonial painting in the Land of Promise

Visit the Changing Worlds website

Changing Worlds Teacher Resource

Please note: due to the changing nature of the Gallery’s exhibits, some works of art may not be on display when you visit.

Image: 815P14 Charles Conder, Australia/Britain, 1868 – 1909, A holiday at Mentone, 1888, Melbourne, oil on canvas, 46.2 x 60.8 cm; South Australian Government Grant with the assistance of Bond Corporation Holdings Limited through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation to mark the Gallery’s Centenary 1981, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia


29/01/2018 – 14/12/2018

Level: F, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Area: HASS - History, The Arts

Type: Program
Cost: FREE

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit, for more information or to discuss your student learning needs, please contact a Learning at the Gallery team member.

Organising your visit

Opening hours:
10am–5pm daily

Organising your visit

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Important information

Please note some permanent and temporary displays may contain content that is not suitable for all visitors. It is recommended teachers visit the Gallery prior to an excursion as a risk assessment strategy.


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