Eugene von Guerard, Old Ballarat as it was in the summer of 1853-54. 1884. oil on canvas, mounted on board. Gift of James Oddie on Eureka Day, 1885

Artists on the goldfields 

Follow in the footsteps of the early goldfield artists. In this one-hour program, students learn how to make a sketchbook then go on guided on a sketching tour of the AGB collection to learn about stories and history of early Ballarat captured by goldfields artists.  

On completion of the program students will have enhanced  their knowledge of life of the goldfields and its effect of the Wadawurrung people, the landscape and Australia as a nation.   

Level: 56

Curriculum Links:

Visual Arts: 56 Explore and Express Ideas, Visual Arts Practices, Present and Perform, Respond and Interpret 

History: 5Historical Knowledge The Australian colonies, Australia as a nation 

Capability: 56 Intercultural capability 

  • Duration: 1 hour
    (max 30 students)
  • Members $5.50
    Non mebers $8.80
  • Virtual program
    (max 30 students)
    Members $30
    Non members $50

Exhibition Overview

Hear from Gallery Staff


Join AGB Director Louise Tegart as she discusses the role of the Director and the role of the AGB as a Public Gallery


AGB Curator Julie McLaren, discusses the curatorial considerations in the preparation and presentation of the David Noonan Stagecraft exhibition.


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