Teaching and learning at the Art Museum

Working with select courses each semester, we can support teaching through select exhibitions in a number of ways, including:

  • Guest lectures
  • Dialogical exhibition tours
  • Reading discussions
  • Recommended readings

Our current exhibition has a dedicated pedagogical space with capacity for 41 people (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). The space has teaching infrastructure including a linked screen and slide show capabilities. 

Contact our Education Manager, Dr Jacquie Chlanda, to discuss how we can support your teaching and learning initiatives. 

Additional resources

Visual Thinking Strategies is an educational tool that uses art to teach thinking, communication skills and visual literacy to people from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. We've worked with staff and students in disciplines ranging from engineering to veterinary science.

The Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room is a dedicated space where staff, students and researchers can access the UQ Art Collection and study artworks up close. From business to museums studies, students have been inspired to think differently and question their assumptions through the study of artworks from the Collection.

Key and related themes and frameworks

Our Semester 1 exhibition is "Oceanic Thinking". Key themes and concepts related to the exhibition are listed below.

  • The ocean
  • Blue humanities
  • Environmental humanities
  • Migration and diaspora
  • Borders
  • Colonisation and imperialism
  • The environment and climate change
  • The ocean as archive
  • The politics of the ocean
  • Technologies of the ocean
  • The Middle Passage


Banner image: Elise Rassmussen, "Cyanometer (blue)" (detail), 2018, C-Print with custom frame, 21 x 26 in. Installation view, "Oceanic Thinking", UQ Art Museum, 2022. Photo: Josef Ruckli.