Maree Clarke Teacher Briefing

Thu 17 Jun, 4pm–5pm (AEST)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories is the first major retrospective of Melbourne-based artist and designer, Maree Clarke, who is a Yorta Yorta / Wamba Wamba / Mutti Mutti / Boonwurrung woman. Clarke is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices and has a passion for reviving and sharing elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or lying dormant – as a consequence of colonisation.

Join Indigenous art curator Myles Russell-Cook for an overview of the exhibition and insights into Maree Clarkes’ multidisciplinary practice. This virtual program is suitable for teachers at all levels and will include an overview of the exhibition’s programs and resource.

1 hour
Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss Maree Clarke’s role in the reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices.
  • Analyse and interpret themes, concepts and ideas in Maree Clarke’s work and discuss how they are expressed.
  • Develop practical strategies for exploring Ancestral Memories with students in the gallery and classroom.
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