Getting the good stuff on the road.
We know not everyone can reach us so we run two outreach programs, and get on the road to visit schools when we can.
The Gallery has a long history of providing access programs off site to those who cannot visit us. Over the years we have engaged with the Goulburn Correctional Centre, many of the schools across our vast LGA and several facilities for people with higher needs.
Presently, we deliver sessions and workshops at local schools and three facilities for high needs people of all ages. We are on the road five days a week and really enjoy taking our exhibition program and creative making where it is needed most.
Arts Access Program
We also run an Arts Access Program at three facilities in Goulburn. Funded by the IMB Community Bank Foundation, this program has been running since 2017.
Each week we host practical workshops at PGU Kenmore, The Cresent School and Warrigal Care. The workshops engage particpants with creative making and play and ensure they can access our exhibition content outside of the Gallery. The program sees seventy two workshops run over the course of a year, reaching hundreds of people that would normally struggle to visit us. It also employs two facilitators and various local artists, building their skills in delivering workshops and engaging with a variety of participants.
We thank the IMB Community Bank Foundation for funding this program and our current facilitators Penny Saxton, Natasha McRae and Lynne Flemons for their incredible work.
Schools as Community Centres
We are one of forty-eight hosts of Schools as Community Centres in New South Wales. Janet Gordon, Outreach Officer visits a different school each day throughout the week providing a creative learning session that is often inspired by the current exhibition. Sessions also include story time, a quick lesson in nutrition and a fun activity.
Schools as Community Centres operate like a community centre to support families raising children from birth to eight years in partnership with local human service agencies, the local community and the school.
Sessions are free to attend and are run at the school as listed from 9.30am - 11am. We encourage you to go along and take advantage of this service. You do not have to have older children at that school to attend, just turn up!