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Language WALKshop: A taste of Italian… at the NGV

  • National Gallery of Victoria 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3006 Australia (map)
Image: Ryan Stefan

Image: Ryan Stefan

Se i quadri potessero parlare…

If the artworks could speak… What do you think they would say?

In this 1.5 hour language WALKshop, we will walk through NGV International and stop at a number of artworks where you will be encouraged to try to use Italian to describe what you see and what you think might be ‘happening’ in the artwork (whether it is what the artist intended to convey or not!).

This ‘walking workshop’ is intended to be a fun and active language learning experience in a real-life context, where the artworks serve as prompts to talk about and describe different things in Italian. You will be provided with some printed materials on useful vocabulary and phrases for the session to help you get started and the WALKshop hosts will be there to support you along the way, no matter what your level of Italian.

The WALKshop will be led by Monica from Su Misura Italy, an experienced Italian tutor and native speaker, supported by Rebecca from Irregular Endings.

When: Saturday 24th November, 10.15am-12pm (10.15am arrival for a 10.30am start)

Where: NGV International - 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (meet in the Great Hall - look for the Irregular Endings HELLO Tote Bags that we will both be carrying!)

Tickets: $42 per person (includes 1.5 hour experience to practise Italian at the NGV led by Monica from Su Misura Italy, printed WALKshop materials on useful vocabulary for the session and a $2 contribution to the NGV)