The art of Indigenous Australia is one of the oldest traditions of art-making in the world that continues into contemporary art today.

The Gallery’s Indigenous art and culture programs celebrate the important history of Australia’s fist people and aims to enrich cultural understanding. Students discuss the culture and beliefs of Indigenous people, their spiritual connection to, and care of the land and examine materials and techniques used.

An introduction to Indigenous art

All year levels.

One hour

Explore the Gallery’s collection of Indigenous art from different parts of Australia including Arnhem Land bark paintings, Central Desert ‘dot’ painting and contemporary art.

Bunjil Murrup Indigenous Program

Two hours

Years F to 8

Develop an understanding of the local Wadawurrung culture, language and stories by working with local Wadawurrung artists. Students explore the Bunjil Creation Story, participating in aspects of traditional ceremony including ochre painting and the creation dance, then learn about Wadawurrung language including names for animals and greetings, and conclude with the film Wadawurrung walking with Waa.

Cost: Member schools $5.50 per student
Non-members $8.80 per student.
Bookings essential.

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