Gallery for Kids & Schools


Exclusive PD for Regional Victorian Secondary Teachers

Contemporary Art on the Road is back this year!
It’s a fantastic teacher-focused Professional Development opportunity!

This full-day program is designed to introduce teachers to a range of hands-on, expertly designed strategies and resources for teaching contemporary art in their classroom. It will bring artists, art educators and teachers together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences and explore contemporary art and culture.

Formal presentations by educators, Sharon Grace Flynn from Gertrude Contemporary; Melissa Bedford from Monash University Museum of Art and Kathryn Hendy-Ekers from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority will provide insights and enable deeper knowledge of contemporary arts, art practices and exhibitions. The morning also provides an opportunity for secondary teachers to discuss and share ideas about contemporary art in relation to the Victorian Curriculum.

A presentation and hands-on workshop by Amrita Hepi will form the second part of the program. Amrita Hepi will lead a workshop demonstrating the translation of performance to new mediums in the gallery context. Amrita is an award-winning First Nations choreographer and dancer from Bundjulung (Aus) and Ngāpuhi (NZ) territories. An artist with a broad following and reach, her work has taken various forms (film, performance, sculpture, text, lecture, participatory installation), but always begins with the body as a point of archive, memory, dance and resistance. You can view documentation of Monumental, an example of this practice, here.


Contemporary Art on the Road is an initiative developed by Gertrude Contemporary in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Contemporary Art on the Road is funded by the Department of Education and Training Victoria through the Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP).

PLEASE NOTE: While this program is designed as face to face delivery at the Gallery, it may involve some online components in order to meet the Victorian government COVID-19 restriction obligation at the relevant time.

Event Information


23 November 2021 -
23 November 2021


9.30am - 3pm


Horsham Regional Art Gallery



Bookings essential by 19 November