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George Lambert, The Tirranna picnic race meeting, 1929, oil on canvas, 74.8 x 151 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973
George W. Lambert: Australian works (1917-1930) Education Resource
This education resource has been designed for teachers and students undertaking Secondary Arts and Humanities 7-10, VCE Art, Studio Art and Australian History. The art of painter George W. Lambert and related historical objects are presented as rich visual resources for study. Key themes for exploration include; Australian Art (painting), Australian life, Australian Landscape, Portraiture, Narrative art, Australia’s involvement in WWI (1914-1918) and The Great Depression (1929-1932).
The material provided in this resource can be used independently by teachers in the classroom or for informing visits to the Ian Potter Museum of Art. It includes written background information, images of artworks, questions and a comprehensive art analysis task. This content has been developed to encourage students to practice visual literacy skills, communication and critical thinking by reading, discussing and analysing the artworks, written sources and further readings.
Teachers are encouraged to select and adapt the contents of this resource to suit the specific learning requirements of their students.