18 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

Silver & Gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910 showcases exceptional nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian silver and gold objects drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design. The theme of this exhibition is celebration, with objects marking significant personal, community and professional achievements and milestones, or displays of prosperity and artistic accomplishment.

School groups are welcome to book a tour of the exhibition using the Education Resource as a guide.

Activities and inquiry questions are most suited to year 5 and 6 primary school students. Content is suitable for the visual arts, humanities and social sciences (including civics and citizenship) with some relevant material to drama and sport. The cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and sustainability are also included.

Silver & Gold reveals the exceptional skills of Australia’s earliest professional craft practitioners and their compelling narratives of Australian social and commercial history.

A National Gallery of Australia Exhibition

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Dates: Weekdays 18 June to 24 August 2018 (excluding July School Holidays)
Times: from 10:00am onwards
Duration: 1 hour self-guided tour
Year Levels: Recommended for Upper Primary and Secondary (max. 35 students per booking)
Cost: FREE
Bookings: Essential. Please complete this booking form and return to [email protected] or fax 07 3810 7030.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art | Humanities & Social Science | Cross-Curriculum Priorities : ATSI histories & culture : Engagement with Asia : Sustainability

Image: Henry Steiner Pendant/brooch and pair of ear pendants set, in fitted case c.1870 | 18 carat gold, seed pearls, diamonds. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2012