This resource looks at seven contemporary artists whose work celebrates the resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people and the ongoing activism and fight for recognition. Includes prompts for investigating ideas and artistic practices.
View additional content on the Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial archived website.
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Learning area: Visual Arts, but also has relevance for Humanities and Social Sciences, History, and Civics & Citizenship.
Reconcilition, First Nations, Activism, Identity, Protest, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Displacement, Environment, Contemporary art, Stolen Generations, Postcolonialism
Designed for upper primary and secondary students and can be adapted for tertiary students
Art & Artists
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