The Incinerator Gallery provides a stimulating range of inquiry-based education programs for students and educators from kindergarten to VCE levels. Programs are designed to complement the Gallery’s exhibitions, architecture, local history and surroundings. Each Program is based on Victorian Curriculum and VCE requirements to foster a deeper appreciation of art and civic engagement through critical and creative thinking.
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The Gallery offers a range of free Student Programs suitable for kindergarten through primary, secondary and VCE year levels. Programs run for 45 to 60 minutes, and are adapted to suit different year levels, curriculums and student needs.
Free education tours are available from Tuesday to Friday during exhibition seasons, at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. See the Exhibitions program for dates.
Browse our available Student Programs below and click here to make a booking request.
Note: Bookings are essential for all programs. Online booking requests are not final until you have received a confirmation email. Your confirmation email will include all of the information you will need to know about your excursion.
The Incinerator Gallery offers art, design and literacy professional learning opportunities for teachers, specialising in Visual Thinking Strategies training for teachers. Programs are curriculum linked, meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) requirements for professional practice and Professional Standards for Teachers as set out by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited (AITSL).
We specialise in Visual Thinking Strategies for teachers wanting to utilise this pedagogy in their classrooms.
View our upcoming Teacher Programs below.
Want to know more? Contact Christine by email CHealey@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call 03 9243 1740 to learn more about our education programs.
K-10 School Excursions and Incursions
Take a tour through the Incinerator’s galleries, exploring the themes, ideas, materials and techniques featured in exhibitions. Be challenged to wonder about and discuss works made by contemporary artists. General exhibition tours are available, as well as the programs listed below and can be tailored to the particular needs of a class.
VCE School Excursions
The VCE Study Design for Studio Arts states “it is essential that students be provided with experiences where they can directly engage with artworks in the context of the environment in which they are presented.” The Incinerator Gallery can provide an educator to provide teachers with support in the following areas.
Students consider the preparation and presentation of artworks in the Incinerator Gallery exhibition spaces. They will be provided with information regarding staff roles, curatorial processes and methods employed in the display of artworks. Students will learn about how, as a public gallery, exhibition design, education, community engagement and promotional methods are developed and implemented.
This program addresses key knowledge required for VCE Studio Arts Unit 4 Outcome 3
Visual Thinking Strategies
Connect your class with the Incinerator Gallery by becoming a Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) partner school. VTS is a research-based method for facilitating conversations about works of art. In discussions and writing activities students develop visual literacy and practice critical thinking skills. VTS supports language acquisition for all students and teaches the tenets of respectful conversation.
The Gallery partners with a school to provide year-long, classroom-based lessons. Partnering classroom teachers also receive training and class-room coaching in the VTS method. Students take two class trips to the Gallery each year.
To enquire about implementing a VTS partnership at your school contact Christine via email CHealey@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call 03 8325 1740.