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Indigenous art with students

Indigenous Art Camp

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Indigenous art with students

Students Indigenous Art Camp

Australia has an art history that is entirely unique from anywhere else in the world. With the capacity to generate cross-cultural engagement, IES has made indigenous art a focus of its Campus environment and curriculum. We have established, in close partnership with the School of Communication and Arts of The University of Queensland, a collection of over 150 works of indigenous art, all from female artists from across the country.

During our Indigenous Art Camp, students will be given a chance to take a closer look at indigenous art and the story behind the artworks, and attend hands-on arts and crafts workshops facilitated by indigenous Queensland artists. Students also have the opportunity to study performance art with an indigenous fusion dance workshop.

For students who aspire to work in the art industry, we offer a series of activities helping them pursue a dream job, whether it is in painting, visual art and graphic design, or performance art. Students learn tips on how to create their own portfolio and artwork samples, how to protect their intellectual property, and importantly how to properly package themselves as a creative talent and promote themselves to potential employers.

IES Indigenous Art Camp also offers the opportunity to explore Queensland's vibrant art scene by visiting renowned local art galleries such as the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery, both located in the cultural precinct of South Bank.

All participants also take part in IES Cultural Competency Programs, where they develop cultural competencies, needed in today’s increasingly culturally diverse society.

This five-day workshop is ideal for students interested in Art and Culture, and can be tailored to meet your own requirements.

Example Art Camp Itinerary

Time Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Student Arrival Brisbane Powerhouse Official Welcome at IES College QAGOMA - speak to a curator + tour of gallery Performance Art Workshop Excursion to North Stradbroke Island Finishing touches on their piece of art Brisbane City tour
Lunch Picnic Lunch at Kangaroo Point Picnic at Newfarm Park Picinc Lunch Lunch at South Bank Lunch at IES Picnic lunch at the beach Lunch at IES Lunch at King George Square
Early Afternoon Mount Coot-tha Sports session Introduction to Australian Indigenous Art Art and Business Workshop Performance Art Workshop Indigenous language, food and art with Sonja Carmichael Students to submit to class and teachers their work of art, whether it be performance or visual arts Student Departures
Late Afternoon Settle into accommodation Accommodation Start working on piece of art Art and Business Workshop Performance art show (modern dance, theatre, etc) Indigenous language, food and art with Sonja Carmichael Graduation  
Evening Official welcome dinner Dinner and leadership activities South Bank tour followed by dinner at South Bank Dinner and leadership activities Dinner and leadership activities Dinner and leadership activities    

Are you an Art Teacher?
Check out IES Art Teacher Workshop!

IES also offers a full day Art Teacher Workshop. The workshop includes a look behind the scene of local Art Galleries including the Gallery of Modern Art with its own Curator, a hands on indigenous art workshops facilitated by Queensland indigenous female artist, participation at IES and SBS Cultural Competency Program to increase cultural awareness and an inspiring session where teachers will share ideas, tips and challenges about being an Art Teacher.

Contact us for more information about our next IES Art Teacher workshop

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