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This subject engages with Indigenous creative arts and cultural practices through relational on Country learning. Students will reflect on their own positionality through creative practice and develop their capacity to act in a culturally safe manner to engage with Indigenous communities.
Students will attend a 5 day off campus immersive cultural experience working with Indigenous lecturers, tutors and community members. Creative and cultural practice workshops will focus on the significance of continuing, reclaiming and revitalising Indigenous cultural and artistic practice in the context of ongoing settler colonialism.
Activities include working with traditional technologies, and performative practices in whole class, small group and one to one activities. Following their immersive cultural experience, students will create a project brief utilising techniques, skills and materials shared throughout the intensive, and adapted into a reflective response to knowledges gained.
This subject has a fieldwork component. Students will undertake a 5 day visit to a location in Victoria to undertake creative practice learning activities on Country.
This subject will incur costs in addition to tuition fees.
These costs include:
- Transport Return V-Line ticket. Approximately $25 – $30 depending on location, student concession.
- Accommodation, food, materials, and transport during intensive. Approximately $450 – $500.
*Additional costs are subject to change.
This subject is developed and lead by Indigenous scholarship, pedagogies and knowledges in creative and cultural practices.
The subject is co-taught with First Nations people.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- explain, in the context of place, the diversity and history of Indigenous cultures and creative practices in south east Australia;
- describe the significance of Country to the continuation, reclamation and revitalisation of Indigenous cultural and creative practices;
- use materials and traditional Indigenous technologies from Country, following cultural protocols;
- apply principles of cultural safety in complex relational, intercultural experiences to develop creative works;
- critically reflect and recognise the role of unconscious bias embedded in structural privilege.
Last updated: 9 September 2021