David STEPHENSON
Star drawing (906) 1996
from Stars, 1996-97
cibachrome photograph
98.5 x 98.5 cm (image and sheet)
ed. 1/15
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
1997.420
© Courtesy of the artist

Shared Sky

This resource accompanies the exhibition Shared Sky (2009), an exhibition of prints and drawings by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists which explored perspectives of the southern sky. Presented to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy, the exhibition traced the visual evolution of scientific observation and ancient narratives that underlie the complexity of Australia’s cultural histories. The resource offers many curriculum links to mark these astronomical events and encourages students to discuss significant developments in astronomy as well as explore the southern sky from different cultural perspectives.

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From the Exhibition