Video Conference Design

Video Conference: Contemporary Indigenous Design Primary

Duration: 50 minutes
1 August 2020 - 30 June 2021 Video Conference Book Tickets

Learners will engage with Indigenous histories and cultures through the focus of design in this 50-minute video conference that brings the museum into your classroom. Hear how leading Indigenous artists, designers and makers from communities across Australia use making and design as a way of storytelling and connecting back to Country. At the end of the session, learners will be given their own design challenge to complete inside the classroom, using the ideas and processes uncovered during the session.

This video conference has been developed in close consultation with First Nations artists and peoples.

Offered Monday to Friday during school hours. Please note that Monday and Friday bookings will be facilitated by Joanne Selfe, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday bookings will be delivered by Powerhouse Museum educators.

Joanne Selfe is an Aboriginal woman born in Sydney on the land of the Gadigal people. She is a founding member of Warringa Baiya (NSW Aboriginal Women’s Legal Service), and sits on the Youth Koori Court community panel as an Elder.

If you are new to video conferences we have an informative how to connect guide for support.


Session30 Maximum110
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All the information you need to plan your video conference is available on the Video Conferences - How to Connect page

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Curriculum links

Stage 1 

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things. 



Realises what artists do, who they are and what they make. 



Stage 2 

Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful* by choosing among aspects of subject matter. 


Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to and appreciates the use of particular techniques. 


Stage 3 

Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world 




Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks. 



Cross-curriculum priorities 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 

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