Year 12 Studio Art – Picasso Century at the NGV

Excursion to The NGV Winter Masterpieces Exhibition

Picasso Century

by Katherine Smith
Visual Arts teacher

The year 12 Studio Art class were involved in an Art industry contact day designed for Unit 4 Studio Art students.

The day featured a Presentation by the Education Staff member, John Parkinson, at the NGV in the Clemenger Auditorium.

We then were able to view the extensive exhibition that ran throughout the gallery spaces on the ground floor. The exhibition featured 80 works by Picasso, alongside over 100 works by more than 50 of his contemporaries, and drawn from premier French national collections as well as the NGV Collection.

We then listened to talks by the following Gallery staff that covered a number of the Key Knowledge and Skills outlined in Unit 4, the following staff presented to the students;

  • Janelle Borig – Conservator, Exhibitions and Loans
  • Matilda McKenna – Marketing Coordinator
  • Allie Mactier – Exhibition Designer
  • Meg Slater – Assistant Curator, International Exhibition

Student were given the opportunity to asks the panel questions and make notes about the exhibition, this time was invaluable for our Kew High school students.

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