Indigenous Art Elective: April intensive

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An amazing opportunity for UG and PG students who have space for an elective.

VART3627 Practicing with Indigenous Art (UG) 
VART3675 Art Global Intensive 2 (PG)

Course Description 

This intensive course (April 15 – 19, 2020) held, in part, on Gunditjmara country  is designed to experience the cultural practice of weaving through hands-on engagement with the natural environment and fostering of (inter)personal connectivity. Master Weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem and artist producer, collaborator and event organiser Katja Nedoluha will guide the group in the making of a small life-size woven kangaroo, made up of multiple woven circles. In Indigenous culture, circles represent ‘Meeting Place’ and are of high significance. Circles are often found in Indigenous art because people have always gathered in circle for different kinds of ceremony. Aunty Bronwyn always holds space in circle during her workshops to ensure everyone is included and equal. It’s a sacred space for yarning, connecting and healing. For more information about the work Aunty Bronwyn and Katja do see their website https://www.mirrnongminnie.com.au/

Students will attend all 5 days of the intensive plus a 2-hour induction in the week before and a 2-hour post-intensive discussion/debrief afterwards. This course has an enrolment capacity of 20 students only so if you are keen to participate enrol asap.  If the capacity has been reached and you can’t enrol please contact angela.clarke@rmit.edu.au or fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au and you will be placed on a waiting list.

Student Material Fee = $540

This fee includes transport/accommodation/food and cost of extra cultural education events/experiences such as:

  • Visit to Narana Cultural Centre – entry and guided tour
  • Visit to Lighthouse – Tour with Indigenous guide 
  • Class of Wayapa Wuurrk  (Indigenous form of slow movement) – Artist fee
  • Didgeridoo by the campfire – Artist fee 

If you’d like more information about the elective before passing this on to your students, please contact Angela Clarke angela.clarke@rmit.edu.au

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