Developed by Indigenous people, this new learning program will teach through and about culture. It will bring together the voices of Australia’s Indigenous communities through art, connecting learners through activities which are within an Aboriginal education pedagogy framework that is aligned with Australian Curriculum learning priorities.
Location and Duration
Online, 60 mins
On site, 60 mins
On site with artmaking, 90 mins
Onsite program can include artmaking in the Studio ($5 per student)
Learning Areas: Visual arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability.
General capabilities: intercultural understanding.
Diversity of First Nations art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
Explore ideas and practices used by artists from different cultures and times, including the practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions; identify purposes and meanings of artworks using visual arts terminology to compare artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts; analyse how artists use visual conventions; identify features and purposes of artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples; the diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies); the influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places; how groups, such as religious and cultural groups, express their particular identities.
Be sure to book your school program at least four weeks in advance via Book Canberra Excursions. Let us know your students’ needs so we can support their learning, including tailoring programs for students with disability.