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Excursion Summary

Stage 3
Creative Arts
90 minutes

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Students will develop their visual literacy skills on an educator led tour of the exhibition Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books and explore the science of colour. 

In this 90-minute program students will:  

  • tour the exhibition Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books 
  • explore the colour combinations used in illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft 
  • identify and discuss visual literacy concepts within illustrations  
  • listen to a reading of the picture book – Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft 
  • create an individual collage to become part of a collaborative artwork. 

Curriculum outcomes

Creative Arts in Visual Arts 

  • VAS3.1: Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world. 
  • VAS3.2: Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways. 
  • VAS3.4: Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

Before you visit

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Booking Details


$200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups of 16–30. 


Monday to Friday, during term time


90 minutes 

Minimum supervision ratio

Year 3 – Year 6: 1 adult per 10 students 

Bookings are essential, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email or phone 9273 1778.