(Study Guide) Art and Soul Series 1

art + soul is a groundbreaking three-part television series exploring the range and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture. Written and presented by Hetti Perkins, senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and directed by Warwick Thornton, award-winning director of Samson & Delilah, the series offers a fascinating tour of the history and infinite variety of the work of Indigenous artists. At the same time, art + soul provides a cultural and political history of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have represented their country and their culture visually.

art + soul offers an enriching and enlightening introduction to the history of Indigenous culture and art practice in Australia and is relevant for upper primary, secondary and tertiary students who are studying Visual Arts, Australian History and Politics and/or Aboriginal Studies. An engagement with art + soul is relevant for teachers and students of Visual Arts, Aboriginal Studies, Australian Studies, History, Politics and Geography.

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