units

ATS2366

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Robyn Heckenberg

Notes

Previously coded AIS2045

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an historical and contemporary overview of Australian Indigenous Art.The unit contextualises the place of Art in Indigenous culture posing interesting questions and points of view in relation to links to Country, diversity of Indigenous society and art used as a voice piece. The unit will also examine the growth in the participation of Indigenous artists in the marketplace and issues of copyright and intellectual property.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have gained an insight into the importance and relevance of art practice to the core cultural practices of Australian Indigenous societies, including links to the land and the Dreaming
  2. Have been introduced and be able to articulate the complexity and diversity of Australian Indigenous culture as reflected in art and craft (material culture).
  3. Have an understanding of the major issues of concern to Indigenous artists, including copyright and intellectual property issues.
  4. Have discussed and understood how contemporary Indigenous art practice reflects social and political concerns of Indigenous Australians.

At level 3, students will have an understanding of how to critique and analyse the work of Indigenous urban art work.

Assessment

Poster or alternate presentation (500 words): 10%
short written work (1000 words): 25%
Essay/Report(2500 words): 55%
Journal daily: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

AIS2045, AIS3045, ATS3366