Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art (Previously VIS36)
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Examine the theoretical perspectives that underpin historical art with a focus on indigenous perspectives. Explore the visual expression of contemporary indigenous Australian cultures through the context and significance of visual art. You will look at indigenous Australian history and the impact of European colonisation from a cultural perspective. This unit presents a broad overview of the history, development and adaptation of indigenous Australian art, including its significance within the context of contemporary international art.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- VIS36 — Contemporary Aboriginal Art
You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
You need proficiency in the English language and be competent in writing essays.
At the completion of this unit, you will:
- analyse issues in contemporary Art, and show how they relate to their contemporary and historical contexts.
- compare and contrast issues from a number of different international and indigenous perspectives.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|2||Aboriginal rock art|
|3||Aboriginal art and Aboriginal history|
|4||Contemporary Aboriginal art|
|5||Aboriginal art as a political strategy|
|6||Visual representations of Aboriginal people since European contact|
|7||Appropriation of Aboriginal art|
|8||Marketing, collection institutions and exhibitions|
|9||International promotion/success of Aboriginal art|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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