Museum of Brisbane

Curator & Artist tours

Curator tour: Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950

Long before smartphones and selfies, people visited a studio portrait photographer to capture an image of themselves they wanted to share with the world.

In our latest exhibition Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950 students can explore the phenomenon of studio portrait photography in Brisbane, and learn more about how the process of capturing and sharing a portrait. Discover how portraits evolved from the formal studio sittings of the 19th century through to the candid and relaxed photographs of the mid-20th century.

Exhibition Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950
Year levels 7 – 12
Group size 15 students (larger groups will be split into groups and rotated through experiences)
Duration 30 minutes – 1 hour
Curriculum links Visual Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Cost $120 + gst (for up to 15) + $7 + gst per additional student (for groups over 15). See fee details.

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Artist tour: Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories

Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories gives voice and form to the disconnection between Anglo-European and Australian Indigenous history, and the complexity of belonging to two cultures.

Robert Andrew is a Brisbane-based Indigenous artist and descendant of the Yawuru people of the Broome area in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Through his art practice and cultural duality he uncovers, reveals and re-presents aspects of Australian Indigenous history and his own family history which have previously been denied or hidden. Andrew uses contrasting materials of natural ochres, oxides and chalks alongside contemporary technologies to create and reveal a new landscape known as the ‘third space’ where two cultures collide to form a new and original space.

Using technology as a tool with which to speak and visitors to interact, this exhibition explores issues of identity, the effect of language and forgotten histories.

Exhibition Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories
Year levels 7 – 12
Group size 15 students (larger groups will be split into groups and rotated through experiences)
Duration 30 minutes – 1 hour
Curriculum links Visual Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Cost $150 + gst (for up to 15) + $7 + gst per additional student (for groups over 15). See fee details.

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To speak with our education team regarding possible offerings for your class please email education@museumofbrisbane.com.au or call 07 3339 0836.