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2013 HAB240 Aboriginal Arts: From Rock Painting to Gallery

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HAB340


May be taken as an elective.

Not Offered


Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the influence of market forces. These are considered in the context of how any such changes have affected the meaning, purpose and significance of the artistic forms. The unit also examines key issues relating to the production and marketing of Aboriginal art forms, including the issues of copyright, reproduction, and appropriation. Throughout the unit students will develop an understanding of regional variation and will learn to identify artwork from various regions.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

2,250-word essay (40%), 750-word paper (20%),2-hr exam (40%).

2,750-word essay (40%), 750-word paper (20%),2-hr exam (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: 3x1-hr lectures fortnightly, 1-hr tutorial weekly; Ltn students have 2-hr face-to-face lecture every second week, and a 1-hr video-link lecture in the intervening week

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies major or cognate if completing the major. 25% at level 100 in any discipline in any faculty if taking as an elective.

STAFF: Dr M Rolls

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