• The Visual Field 2022 participants in the studio with Outerspace studio artist Holly Anderson. Photo: Cian Sanders.

  • Art Enquirer participants touring Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo's exhibition 'Certain Situations'. Photo: Sarah Osborn.

  • Art Enquirer 2019, visiting artist Dale Harding's studio. Photo: Sarah Osborn.



The Institute of Modern Art champions contemporary art, artists, and ideas. We are Australia’s oldest independent public art gallery. We work closely with artists and curators to commission and present ground-breaking exhibitions. We provide education audiences with accessible and authentic arts experiences that offer insights into new ideas, art forms, and processes. Entry is always free.

Education Offerings

A school group undertaking an exhibition tour in the gallery with Education Manager Nadine Schmoll. Photo: Cian Sanders.

Exhibition Tours

Our exhibition tours are facilitated by our friendly and professional staff. Let us know how we can make your visit special by tailoring your experience to suit the group’s needs or a specific curriculum focus.

  • 45–60 mins    Free
Young people participating in a hands-on workshop in the IMA courtyard. Photo: Joe Ruckli

Hands-on Workshops

Our workshops support students to make personal connections with contemporary art. Our workshops are inspired by our current exhibitions, drawing on artists’ practices. Both incursion and excursion options are available. Pair an exhibition tour with a hands-on workshop to enhance learning outcomes.

— Build critical and creative thinking skills
— Deepen student engagement with exhibitions

  • 60–90 mins    From $50 per class
The Visual Field 2022 participants in the studio with Outerspace studio artist Holly Anderson. Photo: Cian Sanders.

The Visual Field: Art Industry Insights for Teens

A three-day school holiday program for students in years 10–12 to explore career pathways in the arts. Delivered in partnership with Flying Arts Alliance. Stay tuned for the 2024 dates of our Brisbane and regional programs. Subscribe to our IMA Education newsletter for updates.

— Meet artists, curators, and arts professionals
— Build critical and creative thinking skills
— Immerse yourself in the exciting world of contemporary art

Artist Gordon Hookey and Education Manager Nadine Schmoll in Gordon's studio for a stencil making activity. Film still: Rhett Hammerton

Education Resources

Access our free, curriculum-aligned digital resources to support classroom and in-gallery learning.

— Education kits with artist profiles, discussion questions, and making and responding activities
— Artist videos and workshops
— Audio descriptions
— Podcasts, and more!

Visiting the IMA

Contact Us

Nadine Schmoll
Education Manager
(07) 3252 5753

Judith Wright Arts Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Booking a Visit

Bookings are required for all guided and self-guided group visits to the IMA. To make a booking, contact us or use our online booking form.

Planning a day excursion? There are many galleries close in the Fortitude Valley creative precinct that we can suggest to make the most of your visit.

Getting Here

The 199, 196, and 195 buses stop directly outside the Judith Wright Arts Centre. Coach drop-off and pick-up are available. The IMA is just a five-minute walk from Fortitude Valley train station.

Download our 2024 Education Brochure

Download our 2024 Education Poster

Stay connected

Subscribe to our IMA Education newsletter for quarterly updates on exhibitions, education programs, resources, and events.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.