Town Hall Gallery’s Education Program offers primary and secondary students the opportunity to engage with works of art through a dynamic and changing exhibition program at their local art gallery.
By engaging directly with professional working artists and curators, students will be supported to develop critical and creative thinking skills through making and responding to works of art.
To find out about more about our education program, contact us at 9278 4770.
Book a school tour
To book a Town Hall Gallery tour for a school group, complete the form. You'll be asked to enter your preferred date and time, participants details and your contact information.
We will send you an email confirming we have received your submission and will confirm your booking by email within 3 working days.
Town Hall Gallery is accessible to all visitors. To discuss your access requirements, please call Hawthorn Arts Centre on 9278 4770.
Our education program
Self guided visits
Introduce your students to their local art gallery and view the current exhibitions at your own pace. Pick up a printed copy of the activity sheet from Town Hall Gallery. or bring your own resources.
Walk & talk - 45 minutes
Book a curator-led tour of the current exhibition at a time convenient for you and your class. Hear directly from the artists* in the exhibition and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display.
Walk & talk and art making workshop - 120 minutes
Book a curator-led tour of the current exhibition in the gallery. Hear directly from the artists* in the exhibition and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display. Afterwards, participate in a hands-on art-making workshop inspired by the current exhibition, facilitated by a professional artist.
Cost: $5 per student (all materials included), teachers and helpers free.
* Where possible, Town Hall Gallery will invite exhibiting artists to attend your tour and speak directly to your students, subject to artists’ availability.
Subscribe to our Education e-news
Keep up to date with our Education Program news. This quarterly e-newsletter will contain information about what’s on offer for schools and teachers including workshops, opportunities for students, resources and other ways to connect your class with the Boroondara Arts program.
Town Hall Gallery is located at 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, inside the Hawthorn Arts Centre.
Primary school groups can travel free on off-peak trains, trams, coaches and buses. For more information visit Public Transport Victoria.
Train: Alamein/Belgrave/Lilydale lines - arrive at Glenferrie Station, walk 2 minutes south along Glenferrie Road then turn left into Burwood Road.
Tram 16: Melbourne University to Kew - alight at stop 52.
Tram 70: Docklands to Wattle Park - alight at stop 32 and walk north on Glenferrie Road for 9 minutes until you get to Burwood Rd. Turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road.
Tram 75: City to Vermont South - alight at stop 32 and walk north on Glenferrie Rd for 9 minutes until you get to Burwood Road. Turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road.
Public parking is available at the rear of the Centre, accessible from Kent Street or Oxley Road. Additional parking is also available a short walk from the Centre on Serpells Lane and Swinburne Avenue. Please note, restrictions apply.
Please note that no bus parking is available. Drop off points are available on Burwood Road and near the Basement at the rear of the building.