Victor Harbor Primary School students engaging with the work of Yvonne Koolmatrie in Riverland. Featured work: Yvonne Koolmatrie, born Wudinna, South Australia, 1944, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, Pondi (Murray River cod), 2009, Berri, South Australia, spiny-headed sedge (Cyperus gymnocaulos), 58.8 x 44.3 x 115.6 cm. Purchased 2009, Australian Museum, Sydney. Photo: Saul Steed

Learning

TARNANTHI provides a valuable learning opportunity for students and educators by providing insights into contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

For TARNANTHI, Learning at the Gallery has developed a comprehensive inquiry-based teaching and learning program that:

–   aligns with various Australian Curriculum Learning Areas, with particular focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority
–   supports Stage 1 and 2 SACE (and interstate equivalents)
–   supports the Teaching for Effective Learning (TEFL) framework
–   provides Tertiary, English as a Second Language (ESL) and new arrivals program learning opportunities

Learning support for this exhibition includes a teachers briefing, a tertiary sector briefing, interpretive resources, guided exhibition visits and facilitated making activities in The Studio that engage students’ to use their imaginations in response to the exhibition.

Educators and students are also invited to participate in the many events taking place during TARNANTHI, these include the TARNANTHI LaunchTARNANTHI Art Fair, Big Weekend and a variety of workshops, talks and tours.

 

GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED EXHIBITION VISITS

Visit the exhibition with a Gallery Guide, or experience the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning. Limited guided sessions available.

Auslan tours for class groups available by request.

 

THE STUDIO: EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Presented by The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation

Following a visit to the exhibition, students respond to selected works of art through the strands of ‘Responding’ and ‘Making’.

During TARNANTHI the Studio is transformed into a Bush Footy carnival inspired by the work of Utopia artists Dinni Kunoth Kemarre and Josie Kunoth Petyarre.

Students get a run on the footy field, and add to the sport spectacle by making their own footballer or fan in mixed-media sculpture. It’s game on!

When Weekdays during school term
Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie and Bush Footy available for class visits from Monday 14 September
TARNANTHI survey exhibition available for class visits from Monday 12 October
The Bush Footy Studio available from Monday 21 September for daily sessions, 11am-12pm and 1-2pm following a booked exhibition viewing
Cost Free admission, facilitator and all materials supplied for workshops in The Studio
Bookings essential Email agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

 

INTERPRETIVE GUIDES

Tony Albert & Alair Pambegan | Bonefish Story

Yvonne Koolmatrie | Riverland

Dinni Kunoth Kemarre & Josie Kunoth Petyarre | Bush Footy

Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre | Namatjira Collection

Brian Robinson | Custodian of the Blooms

Yhonnie Scarce | Thunder Raining Poison

Spinifex Arts Project

Douglas Watkin | The Queen & I

 

VIDEO PORTRAITS

Closer Productions were commissioned by TARNANTHI to create a series of artist video portraits

Yvonne Koolmatrie

Yhonnie Scarce

Dinni Kunoth Kemarre & Josie Kunoth Petyarre

Tangentyere Artists

James Tylor

 

TARNANTHI PUBLICATIONS

TARNANTHI and Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie publications
$34.95 each | $50 schools special offer for both. No further discounts apply
Available online from 8 October

Image: Pilbili students from Hampstead Primary School participating in a guided session of Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie with Gallery Guide Jill. Photo: Tim Allan

LOCATIONArt Gallery of South Australia
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