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William Robinson Gallery tours

QUT is committed to the health and safety of our community. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the William Robinson Gallery and QUT Art Museum are closed to visitors until further notice. All public programs, including tours and school bookings, are cancelled until further notice.

Staff remain working and look forward to delivering new ways for the public to engage with our exhibitions, art collection and ideas.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery welcome all groups throughout the year and provide free, guided tours of our current exhibitions.

Our inspiring tours for primary, secondary and tertiary students are designed to foster discovery, critical thinking and imagination. We can tailor tours to connect to curriculum or interest areas to enhance knowledge and skills.

Bookings are essential for all groups, and we recommend booking at least two weeks in advance.

For QUT Creative Industries school bookings, please contact the QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

While you are at QUT you may also want to visit nearby attractions including Old Government HouseQUT Art MuseumThe Cube, the Botanic Gardens, Griffith University Art MuseumQueensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane.

Accessibility

New to QUT Art Museum or the William Robinson Gallery? At your request, gallery staff can meet you at the entry to QUT at 2 George Street, Brisbane CBD, opposite Parliament House and take you to the galleries. Buses stop along Alice and George street, where there is also a car drop-off point.

All entrances and areas at QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery are wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets at Old Government House, QUT Art Museum and B Block. For more details please view our Visit page and the Gardens Point Campus Accessibility map.

Capacity

The capacity for guided tours and workshops is 10-32 people.  For groups larger than this you will be split into multiple, rotating groups. If tours need to happen simultaneously one group will be guided and the others self-guided.

Gallery rules and expectations

Prepare your students by teaching them about gallery etiquette. It is expected that student groups will be supervised by their teacher/s, who are responsible for managing student behaviour.

  • Look closely at artworks
  • Ask questions
  • Use pencils only
  • Be mindful of other visitors
  • Keep your valuables with you i.e. phone and wallet
  • Take photographs without flash
  • Consume food and drink outside of the galleries
  • Do not touch the artworks unless otherwise directed
  • Cloak large bags and backpacks
  • Enjoy your visit!

Getting here

The galleries are located at QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane CBD. View our Visit page to see the options for travelling to our venues.

Coming on a private bus? Please ask your driver to drop you off at stop 95A along Alice Street (close to the intersection with Albert St). If you need to park your bus, Brisbane City Council offer longer term coach parking along Albert Street, between Margaret and Alice Street. You can find out more on the Brisbane City Council website.

Resources

Access exhibition resources.

Risk assessment

School groups can download the risk assessment. This document is designed to help you to complete a risk assessment for your visit. It does not replace your own risk assessment.

What to bring

We recommend a bottle of water, sunscreen and hat. School groups may wish to bring their visual diaries. All materials for activities will be provided on the day unless stated otherwise.

Workshops

The William Robinson Gallery offers a hands-on workshop for Years 5 – 12 that connects to William Robinson’s art practice all year round. QUT Art Museum offers school workshops with selected exhibitions only. Workshops are held in conjunction with an exhibition tour.

Arrival

Meet gallery staff at the entry of the gallery you are visiting. For information on getting around please see the QUT satellite map.

Bags

We have limited storage and the security of high-value items cannot be guaranteed. We recommend that students always keep any valuables on them, and do not bring large school bags as they cannot be taken into the exhibition spaces.

Lunch

Lunch can be eaten anywhere on campus including on the Kidney lawn, Lady Bowen lawn and in the Botanic Gardens. There is an undercover area with tables and benches outside of Level 4 of P-Block. There are a range of food outlets at QUT including a food court underneath P-Block.

Photographs

Non-flash photography and video is permitted in the gallery unless you are advised otherwise.

Ratios

We recommend these ratios of supervisors to students for gallery visits. Supervisors of school groups should remain with the students at all times.

Kindergarten and prep: 1:3

Primary school 1:5

Middle school 1:10

Secondary school 1:15

Running late

If you are running significantly late please let us know by calling us on 07 3138 5370.

Toilets

There are a number of bathrooms located on Level 1 in B-Block (Graduate Business School) or Level 4 in P-Block (ground level, Science and Engineering Faculty).

Water

Water fountains and bottle refill stations are situated around the campus. Water bottles are not permitted within the gallery spaces although students will have access to them throughout the day.

Stay in touch

For resources and learning program updates for students and teachers, subscribe to the QUT Precincts eNews and select ‘Learning’ and follow QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Send us feedback and photos

We value your feedback and would love to hear from you. We also love to see photos and hear about how your students are engaging with the artworks and exhibition during their visit and post-visit in the classroom. Email photos to artmuseum@qut.edu.au so we can share your outcomes with others. Caregiver permission for publicity purposes is required for student contributions.

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Nature imagined workshop
Public program

Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm

Nature imagined workshop

For

Groups of 10-32 people

Available

Bookings are essential for all groups.

Guided:
Tuesday – Thursday
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 2:00PM

Self-guided:
Sunday – Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm

Or by special request

Cost

Free

Duration

30-60 minutes

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