Picasso’s Weeping Woman winking? Why not. A new art education program at the National Gallery of the Victoria (NGV) will see primary school students using computer code to animate the gallery’s famous Picasso, bringing the melancholy subject to life.

Developed in partnership with Telstra – the NGV Digital Creatives program fuses art with tech.

NGV educators worked with our expert Telstra Foundation partner, Code Club Australia, to design a series of workshops in which students create computer-generated works of abstract art and build their own digital paint palette. The program is all about driving a greater focus on science, technologies, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) in education, by using visual arts as a platform to develop students’ digital literacy skills.

In the above slideshow, you can view a few pictures from the program’s launch with students from Melbourne’s Princes Hill Primary School.

Photographer credit: Wayne Taylor

Telstra and the NGV Partnership

Through digital and technology-based initiatives, Telstra’s ongoing partnership with the NGV aims to enhance the visitor experience and unlock the potential ways in which visitors can engage with art at the NGV. Focussing on education and digital literacy, the partnership has bolstered NGV Education with the tools, knowledge and capacity to develop and implement the current program of digital and code-based workshops.