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Performance dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Running Time 2 hours

Price range

$20 per student

Minimum charge for 15 students


To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability: Years 5 - 12

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music. Delving into the extensive Australian Performing Arts Collection, objects will be on display for schools and the general public that will inspire and engage, telling the stories of the Australian music industry and its fans.

This workshop encourages students to explore the world of poster-making. Advertising live music through the poster – plastered down laneways and on lamp posts – has a long and dynamic history. Inspired by the vibrant, energetic and memorable band posters from the Australian Performing Arts Collection, your students will use Photoshop to create their own poster to take home.

We encourage you to visit the Australian Music Vault with your students either before or after a workshop. Approximately one hour is needed to view the whole exhibition. Visitor information can be found here. Please feel free to contact us for more information.



Before the workshop

Check out the Australian Music Vault online here
Visit the Australian Music Vault

During the workshop

  • Learn about the history of band posters through images from the Australian Music Vault
  • Identify different elements of an effective band poster
  • Edit an image in Photoshop
  • Explore the influence of typography
  • Learn about balancing information with visual style
  • Work with a multi-layered image

After the workshop

Student work will be printed at the end of the workshop and then made available for download via a link emailed to the teacher making the booking.
Visit the Australian Music Vault



Primary

Learning Area Strand Description
Media Arts Explore and Express Ideas Level 3 and 4
Investigate and devise representations of people in their community, through stories, structure, settings in images, sounds and text
Level 5 and 6
Explore representations, characterisations and viewpoints of people in their community, using stories, structure, settings, and genre conventions in images, sounds and text
Media Arts Practices Level 3 and 4
Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text when telling stories
Level 5 and 6
Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, colour, movement and lighting, within images, sounds or text when telling stories
Present and Perform Level 3 and 4
Plan, create and present media artworks for specific purposes with awareness of responsible media practice
Level 5 and 6
Plan, produce and present media artworks for specific audiences and purposes using responsible media practice

Secondary

Learning Area Strand Description
Media Arts Explore and Express Ideas Level 7 and 8
Experiment with the organisation of ideas to structure stories through settings, genre conventions and viewpoints, in images, sounds and text.
Level 9 and 10
Experiment with ideas and stories that manipulate media elements, and genre conventions to construct new and alternative viewpoints in images, sounds and text
Media Arts Practices Level 7 and 8
Develop and refine media production skills using the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text to represent a specific story, purpose and meaning

Level 7 and 8

Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that engage audiences using media elements, technologies and production processes

Level 9 and 10
Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text to represent a story, purpose, meaning and style

Level 9 and 10
Plan, structure and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular use of media elements, technologies and production processes
Present and Perform Level 7 and 8
Present media artworks within different community and institutional contexts for different audiences, with consideration of ethical and regulatory issues
Level 9 and 10
Plan, produce and distribute media artworks for a range of community, institutional contexts and different audiences, and consider social, ethical and regulatory issues
Level 9 and 10
Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text to represent a story, purpose, meaning and style
Level 9 and 10
Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text to represent a story, purpose, meaning and style


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