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This subject is designed to give students a solid basis from which to start engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative and cultural practices, with a focus on connection to country and place. Students will learn from a diversity of guest lecturers, including Indigenous elders, visual artists, theatre makers and activists. By engaging with First Nations perspectives, knowledges and artistic and cultural practices, students will reflect on their positionality in the context of the historical and contemporary impacts of colonisation, in particular in Victoria and the south-east of Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
On the completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- identify stories and histories of Country with a focus on south-east Australia;
- describe the diversity of Indigenous creative and cultural practices with a focus on south-east Australia;
- distinguish methods and apply principles of cultural safety;
- discuss the role of Indigenous voice in the context of historical and contemporary artistic practice in Australia;
- compare and evaluate the significance of 'voice' in the continuing, reclaiming and revitalising of creative and cultural practices in Indigenous communities;
- contribute and engage in discussions about voice in response to Indigenous perspectives expressed in creative and cultural practices.
Last updated: 25 January 2020