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Stage 4 Design

Duration: 90 minutes

Investigate design concepts and the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous cultural narratives and practices explored in the Linear exhibition.

Encompassed by the voices of leading Indigenous artists, designers and makers from across Australia, learners will engage with Indigenous histories and cultures through the focus of design.

Following a mediated experience within the Linear exhibition, learners will investigate how artists use materials for storytelling and connecting back to country and community. Learners will apply their skills in a design challenge that asks them to create an object that connects them back to their own community.

Until December 2020, program activities include educator-led active exploration of the Linear exhibition.

From January 1 2021 through to June 30 2021, program activities include educator-led active exploration of curated artefacts from the Linear exhibition.


Learner$15Groups of 18 or more
Session$240 minimumGroups of 17 or less
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Plan Your Experience

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Learning Resources

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
DT4-1identifies and describes a range of design concepts and processes
DT4-3describes the impact of past, current and emerging technologies on the individual, society and environments
DT4-4describes the work and responsibilities of designers and the factors affecting their work
TE4-1DPdesigns, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities
TE4-1OTSexplains how people in technology related professions contribute to society now and into the future
TE4-9MAinvestigates how the characteristics and properties of tools, materials and processes affect their use in designed solutions
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