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This exhibition promises to take students of all ages on a voyage of discovery into far-ranging areas of learning. The exhibition offers opportunities to explore through art themes including trade and exploration, maritime history, the role of Asian spices in Europe, the development of mapping on a global scale, the integration of Christianity into Asian contexts, and the impact of the Age of Spices on Australia. Students use historical objects and works of art to develop an understanding of significant explorers, to investigate the positive and negative impacts of exploration from different perspectives, and to identify the motivating factors that led to exploration.

Learning support for this exhibition includes a teachers’ briefing, an online education resource, guided inquiry sessions and facilitated making activities in The Studio that engage students’ to use their imaginations in response to the exhibition.

Education Resource available mid-June

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June 2015

Teachers’ Briefing (4.30pm for a 5pm start-7pm)

17 June, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Studio (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $12, please book but pay at the door (no confirmation unless booked out)

F–12 teachers are invited to explore Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices and discover the curriculum connections for students. Join curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty as they trace the impact of Europe’s search for spices and the mercantile expansion in Asia from the late 15th to the mid-19th centuries – a period of trade and cultural exchange that established the global world we live in today. Discover how this exhibition provides learning opportunities for your school. Professional…

July 2015

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

13 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jam Factory Ceramics Studio,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $30 per student

Students can learn the art of blue point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing and produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops offered by the Art Gallery in collaboration with the JamFactory. Workshops held on location at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

14 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jam Factory Ceramics Studio,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $30 per student

Students can learn the art of blue point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing and produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops offered by the Art Gallery in collaboration with the JamFactory. Workshops held on location at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

15 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jam Factory Ceramics Studio,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
+ Google Map
Cost: $30 per student

Students can learn the art of blue point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing and produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops offered by the Art Gallery in collaboration with the JamFactory. Workshops held on location at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio

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