Last week our Year 12 Studio Art students were lucky enough to be able to visit Australian Galleries in Collingwood and the Heide Museum of Modern Art as part of their exploration of Art Industry contexts in the lead up to their examination.

Both galleries offered fascinating insights into the detailed planning that goes into an exhibition and the multitude of considerations they need to take into account when putting on a show. This includes controlling a room's humidity, lighting, security and how the layout can create a narrative about an artist's work.

The immersive experience of being in these spaces with the curators of these exhibitions is an invaluable resource for the students when preparing to write about these contexts for the examination in November.

Mark Jenkinson
Design, Art and Technology Learning Leader