• Nicholas Chevalier, Refuge Cove, Wilson's Promontory, 1865, lithograph and watercolour, 22.3cm x 32.0cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973. 1973.0622

  • North South East West Education Resource

  • North South East West: Visions of mid-19th century Victoria from the University of Melbourne Art Collection

    Curator: Dr Vincent Alessi


    This education resource accompanies the exhibition North South East West: Visions of mid-19th century Victoria featuring prints and paintings of the Victorian landscape. The resource is designed for teachers and students to engage with and explore ideas on the evolving spaces in Victoria that in turn reflect us and our culture over time. Artworks of the 19th century Victorian landscape are presented as historical visual resources for in-depth research and inquiry into our local spaces. Artists featured in the resource include; Louis Buvelot, Nicholas Chevalier, Duncan Cooper, S.T. Gill, Eugene von Guérard and John Skinner Prout.

    This education resource has been designed to address key concepts and skills of AusVELS and VCE Humanities and Social Sciences, Art, Science and Environmental studies. Teachers are encouraged to select and adapt the material in the resource to suit the specific learning requirements of their students. Suggested inquiry questions and an online Padlet page resource for students are provided to inform the development of learning tasks relevant to the specific subject area. Students will practice visual literacy skills, communication and critical thinking by viewing and responding to the artworks in the exhibition. Key themes for students to explore include local geography, environment, sustainability, bushfires, national identity, the Gold Rush, Indigenous and Chinese history.

    North South East West Education Resource

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