Big Weather reveals the intimate and sophisticated understanding of Country, weather systems and ecologies that exists within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge. The exhibition features diverse works from the NGV Indigenous Collection – from representations of ancestral spirit beings associated with rain, hail and storms that feed into our rivers, revive the landscape and nourish wildlife, to works highlighting the destructive impact of recent bushfires. Join an NGV educator for a virtual introduction to the exhibition and find out how important lessons for our environmental future are woven through the artworks.
Cost: $45 per connection
Describe how knowledge of the climate and landscape is represented through the art of diverse Indigenous communities
Discuss the spiritual, economic, cultural and aesthetic value of land and water for people through indigenous art
Analyse and interpret key themes and ideas in artworks from Big Weather
Evaluate the impact of environmental change on Indigenous cultural practices