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The student will experience Indigenous Culture, Identity and Arts Practice first hand as they visit remote and urban Victorian Aboriginal communities, art galleries and artists. Fieldwork will comprise a four-night stay at Lake Condah Mission on Gunditjmara country (Heywood and Portland) where students are immersed in Victorian Culture and Identity. Local work will take place in and around Melbourne.
Intended learning outcomes
To develop a deeper level and more sophisticated understanding of Australian Indigenous Arts practices.
The student will be able to identify significant historical milestones in the shared history of Indigenous and non Indigenous Australia. The student will be able to identify all of the major language groups of Victoria and will gain a basic vocabulary of words and phrases in 5 different Indigenous languages. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major styles of Indigenous visual arts and develop and elementary understanding of Indigenous Song lines. The student will learn protocols of Indigenous society and will be able to identify elements of ceremony and will develop skills in the creation of costumes and other elements of ceremony. The student will be able to identify the art and music of leading Indigenous visual artists and performers.
Last updated: 8 November 2019