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Arts Learning Festival

Celebrating arts learning

The Arts Learning Festival is hosted biennially by Independent Schools Victoria and we invite schools from all sectors to take part.

First held in 2017, the festival brings together some of the best Australian and international artists to deliver a range of interactive and interactive virtual events with deep connections to the curriculum.

We also hold an annual Student Poetry Competition and Student Film Festival, which celebrate the creative talents of school students across Victoria.

Student Art Exhibition 2022

This year’s Student Art Exhibition – now in its 17th year – features over 70 artworks from 7 Victorian Independent schools:

  • Beaconhills College
  • Fintona Girls’ School
  • Ghilgai Steiner School
  • Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
  • Sirius College
  • St Catherine’s School
  • The Knox School.

With much of the artwork created during lockdowns and remote learning due to COVID-19, this collection is a tribute to the resilience of both teachers and students.

You can visit the exhibition in person at our Docklands Gallery, 8 Wharf Street, the District, Docklands. Opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 1.00 pm–5.00 pm.