Image details: Children’s University participants test the guide in front of The Giant Flea (detail), 2017 in the exhibition Zoonoses by Dr Nicola Hooper at Devonport Regional Gallery.
Limitless Learning at the Devonport Regional Gallery
A gallery guide and program designed with children, for children, launches on 14 December at the Devonport Regional Gallery.
Families will be invited to use the guide, It’s ok @ DRG as they tour the exhibitions, finding new ways to engage with art and document their journey on a map.
Primary school students from the Children’s University worked through an inquiry cycle with staff from the Peter Underwood Centre, Devonport Regional Gallery, and the paranaple arts centre.
“The Peter Underwood Centre, at the University of Tasmania, is delighted to be working collaboratively with Devonport Regional Gallery and local families on the Limitless Learning project,” Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment Regional Lead (NW) & Community Co-Designer Jesse Brennan said.
“Devonport Regional Gallery is one of nine participating Learning Destinations in the Limitless Learning project,” Mr Brennan said.
The four-year project – funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Jetty Foundation, and the Cuthill Family Foundation – will develop a model for co-designing quality informal learning.
“Right away the front page tells the child, ‘It’s ok’,” Convention and Arts Manager Geoff Dobson said.
“The resource supports young visitors and families to feel comfortable, helping them understand expectations and the space, before giving them ways to engage with the variety of exhibitions shown in the galleries,” Mr Dobson said.
It’s ok @ DRG will be available to families and school groups visiting the Devonport Regional Gallery from 15 December 2023.