• Basil Sellers Art Prize Education Programs

  • Basil Sellers Art Prize Education Programs

    The Basil Sellers Art Prize (BSAP) education programs are innovative, challenging and relevant educational sessions for students and teachers. They are held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and are led by an educator. The BSAP education programs provide breadth and depth in learning across diverse discipline areas, aiming to draw clear links to curriculum, inspire new questions and to educate through art.  

    Our free school programs are designed to enhance and expand upon the BSAP exhibition themes by encouraging students and teachers to explore the richness sport has brought to Australian history, culture, identity and lifestyle, using artworks that depict critical and creative approaches to the idea of sport and sporting culture in Australia. Sessions include floor talks, discussions, lectures and professional learning opportunities using original artworks in the exhibition. The student programs will develop visual literacy and higher order thinking and communication skills, and instill in students a greater understanding of the society in which we live.       

    The BSAP education programs are unique in their flexibility and adaptability to diverse class, curriculum and learning needs, and teachers are encouraged to provide input into lesson content and delivery. Pre- and post-visit resources are offered to assist planning a meaningful learning experience. Selections of programs, including tailor-made programs, are available at all levels, from primary and secondary to adult education.      

    Sessions can be booked for the following days and times:

    Dates: Tuesday 7 August – Friday 2 November (Tuesdays to Fridays)

    Times: Museum entry hours (10am – 5pm). Session times & duration negotiable (minimum 1 hour session).

    Bookings essential:

    Advance booking is essential for all tours with the education officer.
    Call Purnima to book on 0401 162 987 or email


    Find education programs by year level and discipline by downloading flyers with details of current programs.

    Primary Programs


    Secondary Programs


    Adult & Tertiary Programs



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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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  • University of Melbourne
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