Know My Name: Australian Women Artists

The National Gallery of Australia’s newest touring exhibition Know My Name: Australian Women Artists begins its two-year tour of regional Australia at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Know My Name tells a new story of Australian art with over 60 works by First Nations and Australian women artists on tour. The Know My Name exhibition provides locals and visitors to the region a chance to see the art, hear the stories and get to know the names of some of the country’s most influential women artists.

We have resources available for teachers to use in the classroom in association with an excursion to the Gallery to see the exhibition.

Learn about artists and themes in Know My Name: Australian Women Artists, and get hands-on with creative projects:
For Teachers - National Gallery of Australia (nga.gov.au)

Bring the Gallery into your classroom, with the NGA's digital excursion program, designed to spark imaginations and deepen students' understanding of art:
Digital Excursions - National Gallery of Australia (nga.gov.au)

MPRG Education welcomes the opportunity to design programs to cater to your specific curriculum needs both here at the Gallery and in your classroom.

Bookings via email: jill.anderson@mornpen.vic.gov.au

These programs are available during all exhibitions:

Sketching in the Gallery F - 12 Students experience deep engagement with the artworks as they observe and record different artists’ styles and explore diverse ways of using aesthetic principles to communicate meaning.

Peek Ponder and Play F - 10 Students engage in playful activities as they explore the current exhibition. Working in teams they use lateral thinking and problem-solving to resolve challenges and respond creatively to the artworks. This fun program is designed to foster familiarity with looking at art and being in a gallery. Workshop: Responding to the works on display, students create their own expressive artwork.

What’s the Story? F - 8 Students explore artworks that tell stories as they develop skills observing, thinking and sharing ideas. Workshop: Students develop their visual expressive skills as they make aesthetic decisions to tell their own story in their artwork.

Fancy Feelings! F - 4 Students develop emotional literacy as they identify and talk about feelings expressed in art. Workshop: Students explore the use of art elements to communicate emotions in their own Passion Portrait.

Creative Writing 4 - 12 Students respond to artworks with creative word play and paint colourful pictures with wonderful words!

Explore & Express 7 - 12 Students explore artworks to interpret, identify and describe key features from a variety of times, places and cultures. They use art language to describe, discuss and compare the communication of ideas, meanings and messages. Workshop: Responding to the works on display, students create their own expressive artwork.

Students develop their use of appropriate terminology as they compare and discuss artworks using the analytical frameworks.


Learning in the Gallery with the MPRG Educator: $5/student (1 hour)
Learning in the Gallery and workshop with the MPRG Educator: $7.50/student (2 hours) 
Learning in schools with the  MPRG Educator: $5/student (minimum numbers apply)
Special programs and sessions costed on an individual basis
Independent Gallery learning: free
Disadvantaged schools negotiated on an individual basis
Educator Previews: free
Professional Learning: free, unless indicated otherwise 

School holiday programs

Visit the events section of the website to find out about upcoming school holiday programs for primary and secondary school students, including VCE Art & Studio Arts folio development workshops: MPRG EVENTS

Enjoy your visit
You can add to your visit by enjoying these well-maintained facilities within easy walking distance of MPRG:
Public toilets and picnic facilities
Mornington Botanical Rose Garden with a large covered rotunda
Community-run Oak Hill Gallery

Visit https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/Parks-Reserves/Parks-Recreation/Civic-Reserve for information on  the range of recreation and sporting facilities at Civic Reserve.