UTS ART’s unique workshops give students direct access to exhibiting contemporary artists and curators. We believe in lively discussion and hands on making and are happy to adjust our workshops (or design them from scratch!) to suit your class’s particular needs or curriculum stage.Our workshops are artist led, usually last around 3 hours, include morning tea and are FREE!

In 2018, we have workshops planned for two of our exhibitions Soft Toplologies  and Void. However if Sport, CGI and data collection or the impact of coding on 3D printing and design interest you, please get in touch as our other two exhibitions Clanger by Baden Pailthorpe and Hello World curated by Aaron Seymour reflect on these areas.

If you are interested in participating in our existing program or developing a workshop plan to suit your students and curriculum please send us an email to discuss.


Soft Topologies Kate Scardifield
27 February – 20 AprilEncompassing adaptable textiles, sculpture and video, Soft Topologies is a solo exhibition that explores points of convergence between mapping the body and mapping the stars.Scardifield’s art practice, inspired by astronomy, explores the materiality of textiles by using fashion design techniques such as heat-set pleat molding, hand appliquè and dissective cutting. Her wearable sculptures are investigated further through video, capturing the works as they interact with the body. The result is a haunting dance of colour and form.This practical workshop will allow students to develop hands on skills in the manipulation of textiles through the use of appropriate technologies and develop an understanding of image making, working with found objects and performance.

Target audience: Secondary. Stage 5 & 6 Textiles and Design


Void curated by Emily McDaniel
25 September – 16 November
Void is a group exhibition focusing on the work of Indigenous artists which explores the multiples ways in which artists visually articulate the unknown as space, time and landscape.  The exhibited works span painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, woven works and works on paper.

This workshop will give students the opportunity to consider a variety of Indigenous artists’ voices from across Australia using the concept of ‘void’ as a starting point to delve deeper into the complexity of Indigenous culture.

The workshop will have a yarning component led by an Indigenous educator and a making component where students can physically explore the language and concepts developed through the discussion.

Target audience: Primary and Secondary. We encourage students from all cultural backgrounds to attend this workshop however Koori clubs and schools with high Indigenous populations are particularly welcome to book. Some schools will be eligible for free transport between school and UTS.


For further information or to discuss the specific needs of your students please contact
Alice McAuliffe, UTS ART Coordinator Learning & Projects
(02) 9514 2931 / 0417 555 248 or alice.mcauliffe@uts.edu.au