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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)


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 9th March, 10.15am-12pm (10.15am arrival for a 10.30am start)

Where: NGV International - 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (meet in the Great Hall)

What's included: 1.5 hour experience to practise Italian at the NGV led by Monica from Su Misura Italy and printed WALKshop materials on useful vocabulary for the session


  • EARLY BIRD - $35 per person when you book your ticket before midnight Friday 22nd February!

  • $40 per person after Friday 22nd February

A ticket to this WALKshop would make a great gift for someone you know who is learning Italian! Let us know if the ticket you’ve purchased is a gift and we will happily provide you with a physical note to give to your recipient.

STILL TO COME | This Language WALKshop is part of a series for learners of Italian in Melbourne (full details TBC):

Friday 8th March 2019 - A taste of Italian... in Melbourne's Laneways (Le gallerie e i vicoli della tua città...)

Saturday 16th March 2019 – A taste of Italian… in the kitchen (Tutte le forme della pasta)

Saturday 6th April 2019 – A taste of Italian… at the market (Facciamo la spesa!)

Saturday 11th May 2019 – A taste of Italian… in the park (I colori dell’autunno al parco)

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