Our education and public programs aim to stimulate debate and dialogue on new thinking and ideas in visual art, encourage participation by diverse audiences, and enhance the campus experience of UQ students. Exhibitions are supported by a suite of public programs, symposia and interpretive tools that are designed to engage a wide range of audiences, including UQ staff and students, UQ alumni, high schools, and external community groups.

During university semesters, we support the teaching and learning activities of students enrolled in courses at UQ, and other tertiary institutions. Public lectures and symposia, which explore critical developments and new scholarship in visual culture by leading academics and industry professionals are held in association with the exhibition program, and/or with partners throughout the year.
Education resources are available for a number of current and past exhibitions, including PDF learning guides, podcasts, videos, virtual tours and curator tools. These free online resources are available at http://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/learning. They can be used to enhance interpretation and understanding of the exhibitions prior to, during, or following a visit to UQ Art Museum, or as part of independent senior secondary classroom activities or tertiary teaching. 

We also offer masterclasses for senior high school students and provide accredited interdisciplinary professional development seminars for teachers. 

Supervised school groups are welcome to visit the UQ Art Museum, with advance bookings required. There is no charge. Self-guided tours are welcome, but should be booked ahead to avoid overcrowding and clashes with other events in the UQ Art Museum.  

For all enquiries on Education and Public Programs, please contact: 

Holly Arden
Senior Education Manager
+ 61 7 344 32016

Nicola Garrett
Public Programs Officer
+ 61 7 334 67793


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Max Delany and Julie Ewington discuss the exhibition Pat Brassington: À Rebours in March 2016.