Neon Parc

Focus on First Nations Professional Learning for Teachers

Thu 25 May 23, 9.30am–4pm

<br/> Neon Parc
Past program

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Ground Level

Booked out

Thu 25 May, 9:30-4pm
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Cost: $150

How can visual arts support the inclusion of First Nations perspectives across the curriculum? Build cultural awareness and gain confidence in teaching and learning First Nations histories and cultures through the work of emerging and established First Nations artists represented in Melbourne Now. Find inspiration and new pathways for connection in teaching and learning across a range of subjects with this intensive professional learning program.

The program will feature a guided discussion in the gallery spaces of key works in Melbourne Now, facilitated by Senior Curator of Australian and First Nations art Myles Russell-Cook and Curator of First Nations Art Shonae Hobson. Then, educators will attend an exclusive artist talk by Melbourne Now featured artist Jenna Lee, followed by a Q&A. Teachers will then work with NGV Educators to develop engaging, culturally sensitive, curriculum-aligned and classroom-ready activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an awareness of the diversity of practices in First Nations art and design.
  • Build confidence in exploring First Nations art, culture and history in the classroom.
  • Identify and describe connections between your student’s world and the themes, concepts and ideas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
  • Design culturally sensitive activities that connect your students to the work of First Nations artists.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square