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ARHT3679: First Nations Art

2023 unit information

This unit explores the range and depth of First Nations Art globally with special attention to the Indigenous Art and visual culture of Australia and North America. It is designed to explore not only the material and formal features of First Nations' art but the social, cultural and spiritual traditions in which it is embedded and the understandings of time, space and country that inform First Nations art. It also explores the debates that have surrounded the notion and definition of "First Nations" art in recent years.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Art History

Code ARHT3679
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History, or (6 credit points at 2000 level in Art History and CASF1001 and CASF1002)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate critical knowledge of First Nations art and its global traditions.
  • LO2. Demonstrate appropriate skills of critical analysis and persuasive writing and speaking on works of First Nations art
  • LO3. Encounter art ‘in situ’ in sustained and regular ways, interacting with objects and sites of study directly through fieldwork, museum-based learning and exhibition experience.
  • LO4. Engage with confidence in current critical debates and discussions in the field of First Nations art and encounter a range of methods of art historical enquiry.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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