The University Art Gallery offers a range of education programs linked to the school curriculum.
Please contact the Art Gallery if you would like further information about any of these services or you would like to make a booking.
The gallery staff offer tours of current exhibitions for a wide variety of visitors including - individuals, groups, school groups, tertiary students, teachers, special interest groups. It is advisable that groups book before visiting the gallery.
Read more about the Art Gallery exhibitions.
Macquarie University Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
Macquarie University Art Gallery and Sculpture Park are a valuable resource for schools. The High School visits program to the MUAG supports student learning in key areas of analysis using the subjective, cultural, structural and postmodern frames to interpret art works. Curatorial staff will provide a walking tour of the exhibition followed by group discussion where students are issued with a set of problems for investigation. This session encourages students to make informed opinions into both past and current art practices. The session will finish with a hands-on workshop using the VAPD diary supported by Eckersley's art and craft.
A visit to the MUAG and Sculpture Park can be combined with a visit to other Macquarie University Museums on campus. The MUAG's changing exhibition programme follows an interdisciplinary model that highlights the links with teaching and research at Macquarie University.
With major exhibitions, the gallery staff prepare education kits for K-6 yrs, and 7-12yrs.
Dressed timber blocks
Painted welded steel
Dr Errol Davis (1926 - 2009)
The Sculpture Park is an interactive experience. The natural surroundings provide an opportunity for visitors to visually engage and explore at their own leisure. The University's open parkland of 125 hectares features significant flora and fauna reserves, heritage sites, and an earth sciences garden. Peppered amongst these natural features are some 130 original sculptures by leading and emerging Australian and international sculptors.
The collection aims to show a variety of styles, materials and techniques showing works in sandstone, limestone, concrete, steel, stainless steel, painted steel, bronze, copper and ceramics.
The Sculpture Park is a 'space of possibilities', where the environment and people interconnect through a process of discovery, enjoyment and learning. It also allows for social interaction where collective interpretation and reflection can be shared.
The Sculpture Park's significance is globally recognised by the International Directory of Sculpture Parks, as evidenced on their website (www.bbk.ac.uk/sculptureparks).
Visitors are welcome and self guided tours can be taken at any time. Alternatively, please contact us to book into a guided tour.
Explore the virtual gallery
You can also view a virtual gallery of the sculptures online.
The art gallery offers an outreach program to schools and aged care facilities in the form of an on-road slide show and insightful commentary of numerous exhibitions shown at the gallery.
The exhibitions listed below are available in the slide show format. The links point to the dedicated entry on the Exhibitions page, or to a short description.
- Childhoods Past
- Dreamtime to the New Millennium
- Intimate Glimpses
- Women Looking at Women
- Errol Davis Retrospective
- Central Street Live
- Roland Wakelin: Master of Colour
- Significant Tilt: Art and the Horizon of Meaning
- Proof: Portraits from the Movement 1978 - 2003
- The Northwood Group