Professional Development

In conjunction with our adult workshop program, Artspace Mackay offers Professional Development workshops for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers.

The PD workshops are delivered by experienced gallery educators from nationally recognised institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (MCA), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of modern art, (QAGOMA) and the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

Professional development

Participants learn new ways to inspire their students with contemporary art including a range of innovative and creative learning strategies, and methods for thinking about art in new and exciting ways. Discussion of ideas for the classroom as well as exploration of new digital resources and tools during the workshops inspires participants to continue the discussions beyond the gallery and back into the classroom.

Practical art making techniques often form part of the PD workshops, inspiring teachers of all levels to respond and be inspired by the works on show at Artspace Mackay.

Artspace Mackay offers individual PD workshop certificates of completion to satisfy any school industry currency requirements.