Learning to Look – Introduction to the Art Gallery of South Australia

Use these strategies with your students to help them look at works of art in the Gallery.

This resource is designed to support teachers plan their visit and help students access works of art in the Gallery.

Within this are some strategies which educators may employ when taking their students on a self-guided tour of the Gallery. The emphasis in this resource is on the importance of looking and unpacking a visual art without the need for contextual information.

This resource is not designed for a specific exhibition, but rather can be used for any exhibition, temporary or permanent.


Art Gallery of South Australia

Term 1-4

Level: Early Years, F, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Area: The Arts

Type: Workshop
Cost: Permanent collection visits free, temporary exhibitions may incur a class fee

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

(PDF, 20KB)

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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