String Theory Indigenous art exhibition at Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery

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String Theory is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It features a range of diverse works from across Australia from artists who use textile and other craft-based practices. We headed to the Caboolture Hub (a campus of the Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery) to see the touring installation of the … Continue reading String Theory Indigenous art exhibition at Moreton Bay Regional Art Gallery

Fiona Foley – Courage

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Last week I went along to the opening of Fiona Foley’s latest solo exhibition, Courage, at Redcliffe City Art Gallery.  The exhibition is a retrospective of sorts, featuring works from a number of bodies of work from Fiona’s practice over the three decades.

Learning about the Other in Indigenous Studies

I was contacted by the Powerhouse Museum about a project for Indigenous Literacy Day this year, where students from Glebe Public School visited the Yinalung Yenu: Women’s Journey Exhibition. Students looked at the important role that women play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life. Further they were instructed to write and illustrate a personal narrative about a … Continue reading Learning about the Other in Indigenous Studies

Appropriating Aboriginal Art: To Be or Not To Be

Students will ask “why can’t we use Aboriginal images?” Particularly if they see the work of artists like Richard Bell, who is deliberate in his appropriation of “western” artists like Lichtenstein or Tillers. “If he’s apppropriating, why can’t we*? Well there are a couple of responses you can offer that may assist students to get … Continue reading Appropriating Aboriginal Art: To Be or Not To Be