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Q: How do I book a school group visit?

A: Group visits to the Gallery are welcomed throughout the school year. Bookings are essential for groups of 10 or more. To book a group visit, please book online or telephone the Education Bookings Office on (07) 3840 7255. More information on group bookings is available in the Education section of this website. The Group Visits brochure also contains relevant information.

Q: I'm planning on bringing a school group to the Gallery. What resources are available for me to plan a visit?

A: School group visits are self-guided. A selection of online education resources is available which respond to the content descriptions outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts. Please visit online or email educationbookings@qagoma.qld.gov.au for more information. To further assist you with planning your visit we suggest that you read about current and upcoming exhibitions.

Q: Is there somewhere for the students to have their lunch?

A: The grassed area (The Maiwar Green) at GOMA's main entrance provides an ideal location for groups to eat lunch. The covered awning adjacent to the GOMA entrance offers shelter during inclement weather.

Q: Are we able to store our school bags somewhere during our gallery visit?

A: The Gallery Services Officers located in the main foyer can assist with storage of school bags and other items which are not permitted inside the gallery.

Q: Is there bus parking at the gallery?

A: There are no bus parking facilities at the gallery. There is a set-down zone located on Stanley Place for group drop off and pick up. This is the location for school group arrivals when visiting the Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane City Council parking restrictions apply for vehicles parking within the precinct.

Q: Can we organise a guided tour for the class?

A: School groups are self-guided at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Education resources are available to assist teachers with planning a self-guided experience that best meets their particular visit focus and units of study. Email the education team if you have specific questions about your class visit.

Q: Can my students sketch or take notes during their class visit?

A: Students are permitted to bring hand-held notebooks, sketch pads and clip boards into the Gallery. For the protection of art works on display, we ask that you ensure students use only lead pencils while they are in the Gallery.

For more information about sketching and note-taking in the Gallery, please refer to the Sketching & Note-taking Policy.

Q: Are there any professional development opportunities for teachers where I can learn more about your exhibitions?

A: The Look Out teacher program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in exhibition viewings, curator talks and artist workshops throughout the year. To receive information about upcoming events, subscribe to Edmail, our free e-News for teachers.