Education Programs


The Incinerator Gallery provides a unique learning space in Moonee Valley for learning and engaging with visual art outside of the classroom.

Kindergarten, primary and secondary school classes can participate in free, tailored exhibition tours and art making workshops, lead by a qualified educator and designed to respond to the particular needs of each group.

The education program offers a variety of learning resources, visual literacy and hands on art making activities for each exhibition, as well as programs specific to the VCE Art and Studio Arts study designs.

Bookings are essential for all school programs and available between 10am–4 pm from Tuesday to Friday during exhibition seasons. 

For more information: or call 8325 1750

Education Program

Take a tour through the Incinerator’s galleries, exploring the themes, ideas, materials and techniques featured in exhibitions. Be challenged to wonder about and discuss works made by contemporary artists. General exhibition tours are available, as well as programs listed below and tours tailored to the particular needs of a class.

Community, Change and Art

Explore the history of the Incinerator Gallery and its significance to Moonee Valley local history. Learn about the campaigning of residents to find a solution to pollution as populations increased and how the architects, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney believed that art and architecture could inspire communities and create change.

Links with Victorian Curriculum History – Historical Knowledge F – Level 2: Community Histories and Level 3 and 4: Community, Remembrance and Celebrations.

What do YOU see?

Slow down your students’ looking, increase observational skills, practice enquiry learning and speaking and listening skills and develop visual literacy in these sessions. This program will focus solely on student’s own thoughts and interpretations of an art work. A 20 minute session can be included in a longer visit.

Links with Victorian Curriculum Critical and Creative Thinking  F – Level 10, The Arts: Visual Art F – Level 10 and  English: Literacy F - 10

See Art, Make Art

Learn by creating! Make your own art work based on themes in the exhibition or particular processes used by exhibiting artists, then take your work back to school or home so you can share those ideas with others. This program must be done following an exhibition tour.

Links with Victorian Curriculum The Arts: Visual Art F – 10 Critical and Creative Thinking F – Level 10

VCE Education Programs

Discover how exhibitions are developed and presented at the Incinerator Gallery, focusing on the production, presentation, promotion and preservation of work in the space. This program addresses the VCE Studio Arts Unit 4 outcome 3 requirements.

Art Industry Contexts

Discover the methods and considerations involved in the preparation, presentation and conservation of artworks at the Incinerator Gallery. Students will learn about how, as a public gallery, curatorial considerations, exhibition design and promotional methods are developed. This program will address the key knowledge required for VCE Studio Arts Unit 4 Area of Study 3, focusing on both current exhibitions and the gallery remit.

Ideas and Styles in Artworks

Analyse contemporary artworks in the gallery setting, discussing how art elements and principles can be used to communicate artists’ ideas, and to create aesthetic qualities and styles. Discuss issues around appropriation and copyright. Students are encouraged to participate in a discussion that will challenge them to slow down their looking at art and justify their ideas about particular works. This program will address the key knowledge required for VCE Studio Arts Unit 2 Area of Study 2.

Analytical Frameworks

Using a matrix, learning resources and individual research time in the exhibition, students will work as a group to discuss and critique artworks in the exhibitions in reference to the VCE Art Analytical Frameworks developed for analysing and interpreting art.

Last updated: Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:33 AM