Identity

Just who are we anyway? Exploring the concepts of national, cultural and personal identity through art offers a way of understanding ourselves and each other.

  • Identity and place

    Connections to place can have a profound impact on how we understand ourselves. This topic explores how different relationships with the land and environment, including those of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, have shaped cultural, national and personal identity.

  • Cultural and personal identity

    Throughout history, multiculturalism and migration have played a significant role in shaping cultural and national identity. This topic looks at how these themes are reflected, expressed or explored in the visual arts, and considers how identity is shaped by a person’s unique characteristics and life experiences.