Children's Postcard Gallery - Children's drawings of their local landscape from around Australia.
This section of the site provides resources for secondary school educators.
Ocean to Outback
The National Gallery of Australia is proud to present a national touring exhibition of a selection of the finest landscape paintings from the National Collection. Ocean to Outback: Australian landscape painting 1850–1950 documents the dynamic century of Australian landscape painting from the colonial 1850s and gold rush era to the period immediately following the Second World War.
The exhibition is truly national – not only is it touring to every Australian state and territory, it also includes landscape images of every state and territory.
This resource has been designed for secondary students for use in the classroom and as an introduction to the exhibition Ocean to Outback: Australian landscape painting 1850–1950. The images can be displayed or used as eight separate cards for individual or group work. Information is provided for each image. Discussion and activities have also been suggested.
An online interactive Google Earth tour of the depicted locations is also provided via the link above. This allows access to all of the works in the exhibition through a 3D tour of the continent of Australia with satellite photographs of the continent. Includes audio and articles providing detail information on all the works of art
The catalogue for the exhibition is recommended as an additional resource. It includes an extensive introduction to the exhibition by Ron Radford, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, and catalogue entries on all fifty-eight works in the exhibition.
Federation Australian art and society 1901–2001, National Gallery of Australia 2000
Australian art in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Australia 2002
Tim Bonyhady, Australian colonial paintings in the Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery 1986
Ian Burn, National life and landscapes: Australian painting, 1900–1940, Bay Books, Sydney 1990
Ron Radford, Our country: Australian federation landscapes 1900–1914, Art Gallery of South Australia 2001
Student educational resource
Worksheets for Secondary students can be downloaded and printed. They direct the students to certain works from the categories in the menu to the right, posing questions for students to respond to on the worksheet.
Education Kit (1.5MB PDF)