Learn – Barbara Cleveland | Thinking Business

Alongside their development of Barbara Cleveland’s survey exhibition Thinking Business, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery produced an engaging Education Kit and presented a suite of digital programs aimed at young people.


Moving to Performance 

Moving to Performance with Pauline Mullen is a learning program aligned with Thinking Business, an exhibition of performance-based video works by the all female artist collaborative, Barbara Cleveland. Their work is wonderfully sensitive in the way it navigates concepts of the body, time, friendship, art history and gender stereotypes from queer and female perspectives. Set amongst a theatrical and colourful installation, the work calls for new and innovative opportunities for our audiences to experience contemporary art. Pauline is a local yoga and melt instructor with theatre and performance experience, and has created the following five engagement videos to help audiences explore the themes within Thinking Business from anywhere. Production by Sum of Infinity.

Use props and simple stage makeup to perform some fun voice warm-ups and face yoga centred on the work Performance art (15 actions for the face), 2014

Explore what is funny and what misses the mark though performance based activities using fun props to create crazy characters inspired by Bad Timing, 2017

Play some fun performance based games including ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’, ‘Hatch the Egg’ and yarn bomb the courtyard in response to Work in Progress: Dawn till Dusk, 2010

Laugh until it hurts as you perform some stretching and laughing yoga all with brightly coloured props inspired by the work One Hour Laugh, 2009

Work with a partner for partner yoga and chakras then explore the idea of perspective and friendship through a number of reflective exercises in response to This is a stained glass window, 2019


Education Kit

This Education Kit has been developed for Barbara Cleveland | Thinking Business, which was originally exhibited at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery from 9 oct.– 14 nov. 2020 and prepared by Sally O’Neill, Education Officer. The kit includes practical and theory activities designed for preschool and up however may be used by audiences of all ages. The kit is suitable for use before and after visiting the Gallery. Use the table below to help you determine the level of learning.

Barbara Cleveland | Education Kit

Explore Barbara Cleveland | Thinking Business



A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.