This topic introduces students to some of the many aspects of contemporary Aboriginal and Islander visual arts and crafts within their historical and social contexts. The effect of non-Indigenous stylistic, critical and other influences and the pressures of the market-place in the production of art-for-sale are also underlying themes that are covered in this topic.
The major areas of study covered include the pre-contact origins of contemporary Aboriginal visual art; regional diversity; appropriationand copyright; change and continuity; marketing; the impact of museums and exhibitions; and the effects of the market and tourism on contemporary Aboriginal art. Opportunities exist for students to use the Flinders University Art Museum as a research resource and there are also opportunities to attend exhibitions and meet practising Aboriginal artists.
This topic aims to:
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