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ISE1003 Contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Representation

Units : 1
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 : 24 May 2022


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 offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022