White Rabbit’s ruling philosophy is that art should belong to all. We also believe great art has something to teach everyone, from children to adults, from art experts to the merely curious. From the start, our floor staff have been chosen for their informed understanding of art—acquired as art students, curators, educators and practising artists—and their ability to convey that understanding and the enthusiasm it generates.
White Rabbit’s educational and activities programs are headed by Phyllis Rowlinson, who was a secondary-school teacher for 30 years. These explore in depth the themes behind each exhibition, the ideas behind the works on show, and the influences upon the artists of Chinese history, language, religion and culture.
An education pack introducing a selection of Smash Palace artists and their works can be downloaded here. (Note: This is designed to be printed on A4 paper or card, in colour, double-sided, portrait orientation, so that there is a separate sheet or card for each artist.)
For details of our regular tours, see Tours.
Special tours are also available for groups, including school and university groups.
All group visits and tours need to be booked at least one week in advance. To make a booking, please email info[at]whiterabbitcollection.org.
For adults, tertiary students and secondary students, up to 30 individuals can be catered for in a given tour. Each secondary-school group must be accompanied by at least one teacher.
Tours can also be tailored to primary students, in groups of 15 or fewer. Each group must be accompanied by at least one teacher.
Teachers may choose to lead their own classes through the gallery; group size is limited to 30 for senior students and 15 for primary students.