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Talking Pictures

Visit our Toi Art galleries and make art come alive… Every artwork can talk to us, but sometimes we need to know what questions to ask!

  • Learning areas and strands English, Visual Arts
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Suitable for Years 3–8
  • Next available Available now
  • Cost $6.50 per student. Free for parents and helpers
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Get creative with language as we roam around the galleries having conversations with artworks.

Using a variety of playful interactions with a visual literacy focus, students will explore ways to make art talk to them.

Back in class, those artworks can help to make their own stories come to life. 

Kids look at art


A school visit in front of Tiffany Singh's, Indra’s bow (detail), 2017–18. Photo by Rachael Hockridge. Te Papa