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Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions


  • selecting and manipulating combinations of materials and techniques (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring cross-media effects and characteristics of representation when making artworks inspired by observation or imagination, for example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the local community, graffiti art, graphic design, or manga art (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • Considering viewpoints - materials and technologies: What is the artwork made of? How does the choice of material enhance the audience’s understanding of the artist’s intention? What made you want to touch this sculpture? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • trialling different ways to represent views, beliefs or opinions in their artworks in response to exploration of how artists communicate their views, beliefs and opinions through art (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • making aesthetic choices about representation and being able to explain their choices describing the visual conventions and processes (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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