Australian Landscapes Online

Levels 7-10

How do landscape paintings reflect and shape Australian identity? Through painting their physical surroundings, artists communicate and express their identity, experiences and connection to country. Explore how landscapes have inspired artists throughout Australian history through art from historical and contemporary, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts.
45 mins
Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how landscapes can reflect the identity and experience of an artist
  • Analyse and interpret representations of the Australian landscape from a range of cultural, historical and contemporary contexts
  • Examine what an artist’s interpretation of the landscape indicates about the time it was made
  • Compare and contrast Indigenous and non-Indigenous representations of landscapes

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