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William Robinson: Drawing life

FOR Years 5 – 12
AVAILABLE * Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm.
DURATION 90 minutes
CAPACITY 10 – 32 students

* Program dependant on staff availability


The program begins with a tour of the current exhibition at the William Robinson Gallery, William Robinson: Genesis, and is followed by a drawing activity in the surrounds of Old Government House. Although known predominantly as one of Australia’s leading landscape artists, William Robinson has consistently explored the more intimate surrounds of his home through interior and still life subjects. In this workshop students explore the techniques and subject matter featured in Robinson's practice including his use of perspective, composition, application of media, and colour.

Still life with Chinese vessels 2011
oil on linen 87 x 68cm
QUT Art Collection
Purchased 2011 through the William Robinson Art Collection Fund


AVAILABLE * Self-guided: Sunday – Friday 10am – 4pm
  Guided: Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
DURATION 30 – 60 minutes
CAPACITY Minimum 10, maximum 32

* Closed Saturdays and public holidays


QUT Precincts is home to many world class venues that are open to school groups and the general public. Located at Gardens Point Campus are William Robinson Gallery, QUT Art Museum, Old Government House, The Cube, and QUT Gardens Theatre. Each venue runs a vibrant program of events, which includes tours, workshops and shows. Please visit the appropriate venue website for further information.

At William Robinson Gallery, free guided tours with a Museum staff member of all exhibitions are available for groups of 10 or more, including school groups of all ages.

Prior bookings are essential for both guided and self-guided group tours. Simply complete the online form to make your booking at either QUT Art Museum or William Robinson Gallery.

Learning resources

Overview of the artist and his work
William Robinson Timeline Resource (PDF - 1.6 MB)
William Robinson Education Resource (PDF - 3.4 MB)

Exhibition specific
Download The Farmyards Education Resource (PDF - 2.2 MB)
Download The Transfigured Landscape Education Resource (PDF - 26 MB)