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CAEL2094: Painting: Transcultural Collaborations

2020 unit information

For Aboriginal people of Australia, the place where saltwater and freshwater meet, is a site of intermingling, mixing and sharing of knowledge. The Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land call this place where the river meets the sea: Ganmu and it is usually used as a metaphor for 'two way learning.' This unit of study explores how contact with other cultures through the reciprocal sharing of images, stories, histories, experiences, ideas, skills and culture can activate collaborative practices to create meaningful connections both locally and globally. The investigation of issues such as representation and presentation, protocols and practices, combined with a critical understanding of the cultural complexities of Indigenous culture, will foster greater understanding and enable students to facilitate the development of a collaborative and sustainable practice.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL2094
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Understand the basics of the ethical, aesthetic and interpretive relations of transcultural collaborative practice within a 21st century globalised framework and relate this to their own studio practice
  • LO2. Sustain focussed, independent research
  • LO3. Demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking;
  • LO4. Contextualise contemporary art practice within Australian and global regimes that shape the circulation and reception of the fine art market;
  • LO5. Be capable of finding strategies to deal with complex concepts, grappling with difficult works of art and/or ideas;
  • LO6. Develop confidence in articulating personal opinions within a peer group;
  • LO7. Be capable of embarking on cross-disciplinary analyses

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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