Short Course: Who's afraid of Aboriginal Art?

Four sessions
Saturdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 July, 2–4pm 

In the lead up to TARNANTHI and coinciding with NAIDOC week, this short course introduces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Catering to individuals with little or no prior knowledge, this course includes a welcome to Kaurna land and language; an overview of artistic styles and approaches across Australia and presents a series of in depth case studies within in the context of Australian history. Presenters include leading Aboriginal artists, curators and thinkers. 

This course offers an entry point to enjoy the world of Australian Aboriginal art. It is an opportunity to learn and enjoy and have those questions answered you may be afraid to ask. In a relaxed atmosphere across four weeks we will journey through Aboriginal Australian art and culture, grounded in the concept of Aboriginal country to explore the diversity of Australian art practice.

Each week we will move through a part of Aboriginal Australia, travelling from south to north over four weeks, to identify the key artists, art centres and communities that are part of the big picture story of Australian art.

The course will explore key characteristics of the art of different regions including stylistic differences, medium and subject matter including art from colonial times, the 20th century and current work. Key artists, art movements, genres and significant events will be explored to help us understand the symbolism, meaning and the message.

This short course is delivered in a lecture format in raked auditorium with projected images.  Each two-hour session will include an introductory lecture followed by a guest presenter with a particular focus. During the first session, some walking in the inner Adelaide area (near the Torrens River) may be involved. 

TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art returns from 13 October 2017. 

Where Radford Auditorium
Cost Members $250; non-members $500
To become a member for $80  Join here 
Enquiries call 08 8207 7035 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Registrations essential call 8207 7035 or book now