Teachers rule

As students and parents tackle home schooling, this Together In Art Pocket Exhibition is a heartfelt thank you to teachers.

Julian Rosefeldt Manifesto 2014–2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2013. © Julian Rosefeldt/VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency

A teacher can impact our lives like no one else.

They inform, inspire and mentor us, and shape who we want to become.

Phillips Fox Art students 1895. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1943

Teachers help us to reach further and soar higher than we dare to believe.

Harold Cazneaux Lino-cuts: Frensham School 1934. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the Cazneaux family 1975

Who was or is your favourite teacher, and why?

Did they encourage you to think for yourself, to believe in yourself? Or did they simply give you a voice?

Kawanabe Kyōsai School for Spooks (‘Bakebake gakko’) No. 3 1874. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018

As many students and parents tackle home schooling, our gratitude for teachers in every field has been recharged.

Company school A scholar (pandit) circa 1770. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957

For the teachers in our lives, we say a heartfelt thank you.

François Sallé The anatomy class at the École des beaux-arts 1888. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1888