ArtSpark is a series of free learning resources that bring you closer to artworks in the Collection. Try them by yourself, or with family and friends. Age is no limit – there are activities and ideas for children and adults. Teachers, educators and homeschoolers will find plenty of ideas and inspiration to support classroom, home and online learning.

Welcome to ArtSpark, our learning resource

For younger ages and families

Find out what the earliest work by a woman in the Collection is, what links Henry VIII to Stormzy, how to make your own film inspired by the Collection or how to create a Storm Creature.

For ages 14+

Four artists discuss how they created the artworks featured in the Collection. Find out what inspired them, explore what an erasure poem is, or discover how to map your memories.

ArtSpark was commissioned from Claire Collison, an award-winning artist, writer and educator, working in collaboration with Chantal Condron, Curator of Public Engagement, and was designed by Miranda Isaac of MI Design.

Our learning content is royalty free, all we ask is that the artists and the Government Art Collection are credited where appropriate.