Sovereignty Professional Development Program for Teachers

Mon 27 Feb 2017

This is a past program.
Main exhibition gallery

Explore how the artists and works in Sovereignty, an exhibition focusing upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, provides opportunities to engage students with critical historical and contemporary issues in Australian society.

Led by co-curators Max Delany and Paola Balla, explore the thematic contexts within the exhibition: the celebration and assertion of cultural identity and resistance; the significance and interconnectedness of Country, people and place; the renewal of cultural languages and practices; the importance of matriarchal culture and wisdom; the dynamic relations between activism and aesthetics; and a playfulness with language and signs in contemporary society.

Respected Gunditjmara Elder, author and educator Jim Berg will discuss his photographic project featured in the exhibition of scar trees on Wotjobaluk Country, as well as cultures and histories of Aboriginal peoples in South East Australia, repatriation and his work at the Koorie Heritage Trust.

After lunch Sovereignty artist Steven Rhall will conduct a practice-led workshop in the afternoon, supported by primary and secondary classroom ideas and resources.

This program is suitable for pre-service, primary, secondary and tertiary teachers.

$125. Lunch and resources provided.

$100 special discount for regional teachers and AEV members

Further enquiries: or (03) 9697 9999

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