|Semester 2, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Sue Tuitupou
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the global level is aesthetically appreciated but little is known about the political, spiritual and social construction behind its production. This course delivers a dialogue and context for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and representation. The course offers an opportunity for Australian Indigenous art perspectives to be taught from an Indigenous standpoint.
This course will offer students a method by which they can become conversant with an historical and contemporary overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Students are guided into the story as visual language in discussing Human Rights, activism for land rights, connection to Country, social dialogues, and cultural and community issues. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyright are clarified through Law and spiritual belief. Further to this, students will gain an understanding of ethical behaviour regarding Aboriginal material culture and knowledge. Students from the creative industries, community development and education will benefit from this course.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- be sensitive in discerning the meaning of attachment to land and traditional law and ways of being.
- be aware of the history of Australian art that is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art story.
- critically examine Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyright and the dialogues, which frame this issue in terms of traditional knowledge, law and economic sustainability.
- identify and analyse historical and contemporary issues within the dynamic of cultural expression in the creative industries and community values.
- evaluate and establish cultural practice, capacity building and community development.
|1.||Tradition and Law||20.00|
|2.||Belonging and Expression||20.00|
|3.||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of the nineteenth century.||20.00|
|5.||Contemporary perspectives: Ancient realities and storylines today.||20.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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