The Town Hall Gallery Education Program offers students and their teachers the opportunity to engage with works of art through a dynamic and changing exhibition program at their local art gallery.

To find out about more about our education program, email [email protected].au or phone 9278 4770.

VCE students

VCE art tour

Through this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery, students are supported to develop critical and creative thinking skills when responding to artworks within the current exhibition. They learn to analyse the works on display using a variety of interpretive frameworks.

VCE studio tour

Students will hear directly from arts industry professionals on a curator-led tour of the current exhibition, learning about the structure of Town Hall Gallery and how it fits within the arts industry, as well as exhibition design and the technical presentation of artworks within an art gallery context.


Access free education resources designed specifically to support VCE students’ study. These comprehensive resources include an exhibition case study and a behind the scenes look at Town Hall Gallery.

Resources will be available to download from Term 1, 2020.

Primary students

Primary school student tour

In this fun and interactive tour, students hear directly from the exhibition curator and complete an engaging activity sheet.


Download age-appropriate worksheets or complete the Kid’s Activity questions during your class visit to the gallery.

Resources will be available to download from Term 1, 2020.

Self-guided visits

Introduce your students to their local art gallery and view the current exhibitions at your own pace.

Secondary and Tertiary students

Focussing on a particular area of study with your students? The Town Hall Gallery curators can develop a tour in partnership with your school to meet the specific needs of your class and age-group.

Book a school tour

To book a Town Hall Gallery tour for a school group, complete the Book a tour form You'll be asked to enter your preferred date and time, participant 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.

Book a tour


Town Hall Gallery is accessible to all visitors. To discuss your access requirements, please call Hawthorn Arts Centre on 9278 4770.

Getting here

Town Hall Gallery is located at 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, inside the Hawthorn Arts Centre. 

Public transport

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.

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