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QUT has long-standing outreach, admissions and support programs for under-represented groups, with a particular emphasis on low-SES, rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We are dedicated to increasing enrolments from students who may not feel that they have the opportunity to study at university.

QUT Precincts in partnership with QUT Equity provide programing as part of QUT's commitment to Widening Participation, servicing partner schools within the QUT catchment.

The following programs are available for partner schools.

ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS [FOR STUDENTS]

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WOMENS' CIRCLES
[ART + FASHION]

FORYears Levels 9 – 12
AVAILABLETuesdays to Thursdays
Term Four 8 October to 14 December 2018
COSTFREE
DURATION4 hours, 9:30am to 1:30pm
CAPACITYApprox. 16 students
WHEREQUT Art Museum and Old Government House,
QUT Gardens Point campus

Womens' Circles is an education program that encompasses art and fashion through the exploration of two exhibitions: The Bowerbird and The Bride, a wedding dress collection curated by Marion Boyce; and Abstraction: Celebrating Women Abstract Artists, a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition celebrating women artists who have championed abstraction and kept it alive in the 21st century.

Following the exhibition tours, students are invited to join The Stitchery Collective for an abstract t-shirt design workshop exploring the idea of storytelling through clothing.

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WILLIAM ROBINSON:
DRAWING LIFE

FORYears 5 to 12
AVAILABLETuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm
COSTFREE
DURATIONUp to 90 minutes
CAPACITY10 – 32 students

The program begins with a tour of the current exhibition at the William Robinson Gallery, William Robinson: Eternal Present, and is followed by a drawing activity in the surrounds of Old Government House. Although known predominantly as one of Australia's leading landscape artists, William Robinson has consistently explored the more intimate surrounds of his home through interior and still life subjects. In this workshop students explore the techniques and subject matter featured in Robinson's practice including his use of perspective, composition, application of media, and colour.

This program is subject to staff availability.

IN-SCHOOLS PROGRAMS [FOR STUDENTS]

ARTWORK IN A BOX
LOOK | LEARN | MAKE | CURATE

Artwork in a box brings artworks and activities directly to you for a unique in-classroom art experience. In 2018 schools can select from Artwork in a box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan or Artwork in a box: William Robinson.

Please note, this is a QUT Widening Participation activity developed by QUT Art Museum. This program is currently exclusive to QUT Widening Participation partner schools. For further information please contact us directly.

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ARTWORK IN A BOX
ALFREDO AND ISABEL AQUILIZAN

FORYears 7 to 12
AVAILABLEMonday to Wednesday
Terms 1 to 4 2018
exclusive to QUT Widening Participation partner schools
COSTFREE
DURATION70 mins to 2 hours 20 mins
CAPACITYApprox. 32 students
WHEREIn school

Artwork in a Box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan features an original artwork by husband-and-wife team, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. Originally from the Philippines, Alfredo and Isabel immigrated to Australia with their five children in 2006. Through processes of collecting and collaborating, they create artworks that explore ideas of home, family, memory, sustainability, migration, and Australia/Asia relations.

Students will have the opportunity to create their very own artworks out of cardboard and from their own stories and experiences.

For more information, please download:
Artwork in a box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan [PDF 3.9 MB]

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Alfredo and Isabel AQUILIZAN
Lodge: Another Country 2014
cardboard, wood, paint
Courtesy of the artists and Fruitjuice Factory Studio

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ARTWORK IN A BOX
WILLIAM ROBINSON

FORYears 7 to 12
AVAILABLEMonday to Wednesday
Terms 1 to 4 2018
exclusive to QUT Widening Participation partner schools
COSTFREE
DURATION70 mins to 2 hours 20 mins
CAPACITYApprox. 32 students
WHEREIn school

Artwork in a box: William Robinson features reproductions of pages from the visual diaries of acclaimed Queensland-based artist William Robinson. These rarely seen works on paper reveal Robinson's process work and everyday observations, captured quickly through gestural marks and notes made using graphite and watercolours.

There are two different art-making activities to choose from. In each, students create sketches and draw inspiration directly from the processes, techniques and ideas that Robinson has explored through his visual diary.

For more information, please download:
Artwork in a box: William Robinson [PDF 2.9 MB]

IMAGE
William ROBINSON
Artist's sketchbook 2006
pencil on paper
Private collection, Brisbane

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ENVIRONMENTAL ART
ALUMNI EXHIBITION | TRANSBOUNDARIES

FORYears Levels 7 – 12
AVAILABLETuesday to Thursday
17 to 26 April 2018*
COSTFREE
DURATION4 hours, 10am to 2pm
CAPACITYApprox. 32 students
WHEREQUT Art Museum,
QUT Gardens Point campus
*Please note that Wednesday 25 April is a public holiday.
Science creates knowledge, art creates meaning.

Horst Hortner, ARS Electronica

For this program QUT Precincts has teamed up with the QUT STEM Widening Participation team to develop this exciting environmental art workshop.Explore artists and artwork intertwined thematically with the environment and science, before embarking on a biological discovery using microscopes, photography and drawing. Students will be encouraged to explore, analyse and compare natural materials, before embarking on a creative expression of their findings.

Learning about vascular systems in plant life, this workshop will reveal to students the beauty and knowledge found within their natural environment and how this knowledge can be captured through macro-cell photography.

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CIRCUIT BREAKER
[ART + TECHNOLOGY]

FORYears Levels 7 – 9
AVAILABLETuesdays to Thursdays
Term Four 8 October to 14 December 2018
COSTFREE
DURATION70 minutes
CAPACITYApprox. 32 students
WHEREQUT Art Museum,
QUT Gardens Point campus

Artists are some of the most experimental and innovative creators of technology – repurposing, tinkering and expanding our perceptions of this ever-changing field.

In this workshop students will learn how to use littleBits – electronic modules that snap together to create circuits – to design and build interactive artworks that make noise, light up and respond to movement. Students will learn about the basics of circuitry, motors and motion and encouraged to experiment with materials, techniques and technologies to create a work that represents their artistic intentions.

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