Led by Aboriginal artists and curators, this online professional development workshop provides educators with suggestions on incorporating First Nation artists into the classroom in a meaningful and culturally appropriate way. You will have an opportunity to hear directly from artists about their practice and have a behind the scenes tour of the artist’s studio/and or art centre.

Artists to be confirmed.

Included in the session:

  • Presentation by Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and Tarnanthi Artistic Director (pre-event learning - this recording will be sent a week prior to the workshop to watch in advance)
  • Behind the scenes tour of artist studio and/or artist led workshop (to be confirmed).
  • Strategy based and hands-on workshop led by AGSA Education Coordinator, Kylie Neagle and Tarnanthi Education Officer Sally Lawrey.

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you one week prior to the event, please email education@artgallery.sa.gov.au if you do not receive this email.

This PD was fabulous and I now feel more confident teaching First Nations art. I had always felt the way I taught was inauthentic and not really attached to anything. I knew I was coming from the right place - my heart was in it - but it fell short somehow. Even though I know how important it is that students learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art I never really felt confident or sure that what I was doing was OK. Starting with the artists makes total sense to me, it totally clicked and now it seems so obvious! I'm going to enjoy my journey of learning about more First Nation artists
Rachael T, Art Teacher, Ocean Grove, VIC

Photo: Nat Rogers.