The Art of Place

Reconciliation Week will see our first free Live Event for 2024 and will be streaming from the Museum of Sydney, which exists on the site of First Government House, on Gadigal land.

During this interactive and thought-provoking session your students will consider how we can understand and connect to place through art and how a place can mean different things, for different people.

  • We will investigate the museum’s place-based art and explore the current exhibition Coomaditchie: The Art of Place, created by the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation, with artworks that reflect life in and around the Coomaditchie Lagoon, near Wollongong.
  • Draw on historic records from the NSW State Archives, contemporary First Nations perspectives and archaeology to address the significance and the contested nature of the site.
  • Learn about a range of different techniques, which can be used to create art.
  • Finish the session with a creative arts activity – providing a framework to students so they can develop an artwork about a place and what it means to them.

Location
Live online via Zoom

Cost (GST free)
Free
When
29 May 2024, 2pm
Duration
Up to 30 minutes presenter-led program
The first three decades (decade 3), Coomaditchie artists and community members, 2022, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 302cm x 213.5 cm. 
Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation
Opens 30 March
Featured exhibition

Coomaditchie: The Art of Place

Experience community life by the ocean through the works of First Nations artists in Coomaditchie: The Art of Place at the Museum of Sydney. These loving and lyrical artworks, which include paintings, ceramics and screen-prints, speak of life in and around the settlement of Coomaditchie, its history, ecology and local Dreaming stories