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The School

The Art Gallery of NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level. Completing Art Lab will contribute 4 hours of QTC addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Accreditation in NSW.

The Project

Emma Rose Smith (Poetry Object Producer at Red Room Poetry) will present a poetic learning session for primary teachers as part of the Art Gallery NSW's Art Lab program on Friday 23 August, including inspiration from Michael Parekowhai's installation piece The English Channel.


Art Lab: Professional learning for primary teachers

Explore the explosive possibilities of teaching and learning through the visual arts. Using the Gallery’s collection as a starting point, this program aims to spark learning across the curriculum.

This event includes creative strategies for looking at art and programming ideas for the classroom, incorporating a blend of specially designed art experiences, workshops and hands-on action.

More information and bookings

The Poet

Emma Rose Smith

Emma Rose Smith is a writer, editor, educator and arts organiser living on Gadigal & Wangal land (Sydney). She produces Poetry Object at Red Room Poetry, directs Unspoken Words Storytelling (artist collective and festival), and co-produces Word in Hand (poetry and performance night).