• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course will explore contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Culture. This unit will focus on the traditional and innovative aspects of Indigenous Visual Art with an emphasis on the reading of the visual artworks themselves. An understanding of the political and cultural context in which the artworks were made will be developed. Through an investigation of the many developments in Indigenous Art from traditional, rural and urban artists an understanding of the significance of these movements artistically, politically and culturally both locally and internationally will be developed.

The course will range between a survey of many of the Indigenous movements in Australia with case studies on particular artists to gain a more in-depth understanding of the artistic innovations and the social context of the artist.  Indigenous artists and curators will give guest lectures along with films and lectures from other specialized speakers.

A number of Gallery visits are planned as well as an excursion to sites of significance by a Ngunnawal ranger.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of important artistic movements in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Visual Culture
  2. Locate developments in Indigenous Visual Art in the broader contexts of political, social and International Visual culture
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of visual arts in conveying concepts of Indigeneity and differing worldviews
  4. Present written and oral arguments about Contemporary Australian Indigenous Visual Culture.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written essay (25%), 2500 word essay (45%) 8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%).

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Workload

Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARTV1009 and ARTV1010

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3126
2004 $3240
2005 $3240
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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