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Aboriginal art and the dreaming : teaching about Aboriginal art, craft and design in secondary schools
Bib ID 2134555
Format BookBook
Description Adelaide, : Dept. for Education and Children's Services, 1994 
148 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0730820920

Aboriginal studies 8-12.


"'Aborigina Art and the Dreaming' will assist art, craft and design teachers in secondary schools to teach students about the exciting diversity of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal visual arts. The text is supported by many illustrations of Aboriginal art and sculpture in colour and in black and white. While there is a focus on South Australia, this book incorporates information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and artists from throughout Australia. Activities and resources in this book are congruent with the aims and outcomes of the visual arts strand of the national curriculum documents, 'A Statement on the Arts for Australian Schools' and 'The Arts: A Curriculum Profile for Australian Schools'. This book will meet the needs of teachers who are aware of the sensitive issues involved in teaching about Aboriginal art and require more knowledge in this area. It stresses the inseparable link between particular Aboriginal groups and their land, their Dreaming and their art. The book has an informative section on contemporary Aboriginal art and extensive lists of resources." -- BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Aboriginal art and the dreaming
  • Section One. Traditional Aboriginal Art: Unit 1. Core unit: the Dreaming and traditional art; Unit 2. Rock painting and engraving; Unit 3. Western Desert ground painting and body painting; Unit 4. Bark painting; Unit 5. Weaving, basketmaking and netmaking; Unit 6. Carving
  • Section Two. Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Unit 7. Core unit: contemporary Aboriginal art; Unit 8. Painting; Unit 9. Book illustration; Unit 10. Printmaking; Unit 11. Pottery and sculpture; Unit 12. Crafts; Unit 13. Film and photography; Unit 14. Product design; Unit 15. Environmental design; Unit 16. Communication design
  • Section Three. Aboriginal Art in SACE Courses
  • Resources.

For use with secondary school students.

Text and research by Adele Pring, Graham McLean and Holly McNamee -- P. 4

Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-139)

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Study and teaching (Secondary)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Study and teaching (Secondary)  |  Art, Australian -- Aboriginal artists -- Study and teaching (Secondary)  |  Education - Secondary - Curriculum.  |  Education - Indigenous studies - Secondary.  |  Education - Teaching - Materials.  |  Education - Teaching.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Pring, Adele  |  South Australia. Department for Education and Children's Services


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