• Ngarra, Katcha, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 50 x 70 cm (sheet). © Courtesy Ngarra Estate and Mossenson Galleries, Perth

  • The world is not a foreign land Education Resource

  • The world is not a foreign land
    Guest curator: Quentin Sprague

    The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Freda Warlapinni, Djambawa Marawili, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ngarra and Rusty Peters. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi islands, the Kimberley and North-east Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.

    This resource is designed for both students and teachers of VCE Art and Studio Arts, Units 1–4. The resource details specific aspects and concepts relevant to each of the study designs although teachers can easily adapt content to different outcomes and key knowledge areas as required. Teachers can review the content of this resource with flexibility to address the needs and interests of students.

    The world is not a foreign land Education Resource

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We look forward to letting you know our exciting 2015 program in the new year and remind you that we will be closed for summer holidays from Wednesday 24 December, reopening on Tuesday 6 January 2015.


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