Artlink to Archibald Virtual Event – a virtual celebration of the portrait in art.

As part of its Archibald Education Program, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is once again offering your students to participate in an online live workshop, supported by ballaratart Gandel Philanthropy. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in a special Archibald Prize event.

Each session will include:

  • A virtual tour of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with some of this year’s highlights
  • A portrait workshop with a professional artist.

Limited places are available and priority will be given to schools in remote regions and schools who have students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Pre-session classroom activities may be included to prepare the students for the workshop.

Following the event schools are asked to digitally send in a selection of their finished artworks to be displayed on the Gallery website.

View the 2015 program

Ballarat Art Gallery:

Dates: gandel

  • Wednesday 2 November 1.30 – 2.30pm  
    Primary Years 5 – 6 & Secondary Years 7 – 8
  • Thursday 3 November 1.30 – 2.30pm          
    Primary Years 5 – 6 & Secondary Years 7 – 8
  • Wednesday 9 November 1.30 – 3.00pm      
    Secondary Years 9 – 11
  • Thursday 10 November 1.30 – 3.00pm        
    Secondary Years 9 – 11

All are repeat sessions.

Compulsory Teacher Pre-session Virtual meeting: Tentative: Friday October 28th – 9:00 – 9:30am. (Please see below for further information)

Bookings: Expressions of interest emailed to Michael Nichols, Education Officer, Art Gallery of Ballarat  Please include:

  • school name
  • primary contact email,
  • expected number of students participating
  • please indicate the % of students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • please indicate number of Koori Students involved

Schools can participate dialling in, using Polycom Video conferencing or MSLYNC. Dial in details will be provided following registration. Technical advice or assistance is available from Gary Schultz –

Teachers Pre-session pre-requisite (Tentative: Friday October 28th – 9:00 – 9:30am) includes a brief virtual meeting to outline the content and expectations of the classroom teacher at the remote site. It is expected that all schools registered be represented at this session. Failure to attend could result in non participation.  There is no charge for this event.




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