The Gallery's Education Programs offer students the opportunity to engage directly with works of art through a dynamic, changing exhibition program. Students will extend their visual literacy and art-making skills by actively participating  in art educator-led tours and  hands-on workshops individually tailored to their learning needs.

You can download the full 2021 Mosman Art Gallery Exhibition Program below:


Download the Kid's Art Trail booklet to complete whilst touring the Destination Sydney: The Natural World exhibition. 
PDF icon Kids Art Trail Booklet (1.32 MB)



Preschool and Primary

Art Detectives in the Sculpture Terrace
Let's go outside to look at the sculptures and feel their patterns, shapes and textures. We will search for the snake; lizard and fish carved into the totem poles and smell the edible plants in the Bush Tucker Garden. In the art room, we will explore soft materials, feathers and string to make a fanciful, sculptural bird.

Preschool, ES1

Patterns, Signs and Symbols in the Sculpture Terrace
Let's look at contemporary sculpture and think about how artists make work, their cultures and histories. Let's think about the symbols and patterns in Warwick Keen's totem poles and work with cardboard, paint, markers and tape to produce a totem of our own.

Stages 1- 2
Cross Curriculum Priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Australian Landscapes Up Close
Let's look closely at landscape paintings and imagine artists from the past. Let's take these ideas and explore different landscape drawing techniques in the park.

Stages 2-3
Syllabus links:
Creative Arts/Visual Arts: making, appreciating

People and Places
Let's look at people and places and share some stories along the way. Then take these stories, become an artist and construct a portrait from the day.

Preschool, ES1 - Stage 3

Connecting with Contemporary Art
Take a tour through the current exhibition to learn more about art and artists, share ideas and make an art-work inspired by what you have uncovered.

ES1 - Stage 3

Designed by You
Do you have an idea or a theme for a workshop? Let us know your ideas and we can work together to design a program.

Are you planning to bring your group in for a self-guided visit? Book your FREE visit today.

60 minutes/ $10 per student/ Maximum 20 students 

90 Minutes/ $10 per student/ Maximum 30 students

Secondary and Tertiary 

Mosman Art Gallery can work with schools and institutions to offer tailor made education experiences for students. Depending on the exhibition and those involved, artists may be available for meet the artist sessions and for workshops with student groups. School groups can book in for curator led tours for particular exhibitions or with the public programs officer who can tailor the tour to suit the aims of the school or institution. Specific education programs will be updated for individual exhibitions.

The Gallery can also host Year 10 work experience students and Tertiary internship placements, however please note that spaces are limited and dependant on staff workloads. Please contact us to enquire how we may be able to accommodate you or your student(s).

For enquiries please contact Jane Gillespie, Public Programs, Exhibitions & Media Officer at Mosman Art Gallery on +61 2 9978 4186 or

Free Exhibition Tours

Gallery staff and Guides can provide free exhibition tours for your students, at a time convenient to you. Exhibition tours examine visual art elements, concepts and a variety of media. Tours include small focus groups examining art works up close. Allow 45-60 minutes for students to complete exhibition tours.

Teacher guided tours

Education Kits and Worksheets are provided with key exhibitions for self guided tours. Teachers are also welcome to use the Gallery as a resource for students’ self directed learning activities, 10-4pm daily. Students are welcome to use the Gallery drawing boards and stools, with prior arrangement.

Teacher's Events

MAG Education provides professional development for teachers during the school year. We also organise tailored sessions for groups. Email us for more information  - see contact details below.


A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is required for all bookings. Excursions can be combined with morning tea or lunch at the nearby Allan Border Oval.

Mosman Art Gallery is fully accessible.



Natural Solar Dyeing with Karen Tam
Textile designer and artist Karen Tam teaches children 8 years and over how to create their own design using household materials and objects. Parental supervision is recommended for children aged 8-12 years. View video here.

You can also download the worksheet.


Art Explorers Online
As part of our regular Art Explorers program for children aged 3-5 years, MAG has produced a series of short videos which include simple educational activities designed to be undertaken at home using easily accessible materials.


Anita Toft
Public Programs Officer
Mosman Art Gallery
Phone: 9978 4185


Jane Gillespie
Public Programs, Exhibitions & Media Officer
Mosman Art Gallery
Phone: 9978 4186

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