Gordon Bennett
born Australia 1955
Altered body print (Shadow figure howling at the moon) 1994
synthetic polymer paint and vinyl paint on canvas and synthetic polymer paint on board
(1) 182.0 x 182.0 cm; (2) 59.5 x 59.5 cm x 8.0 cm
The Paul Eliadis Collection of Contemporary Australian Art, Brisbane
© Courtesy of the artist

Gordon Bennett

Year Levels Years 7–12

This education resource accompanies the retrospective exhibition Gordon Bennett (2008) which showcased 85 works by this internationally acclaimed Australian artist. Bennett’s art engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. The resource provides frameworks for exploring key issues and ideas in Bennett’s art practice. It has been designed for teachers and students to instigate discussion and investigation, and includes learning activities relevant to history and visual arts that can be adapted to different levels.

Information and Activities


From the Exhibition