Bird’s Eye View Landscapes

Term: 4 Year: 2016

Students in Levels 5 and 6 from Deepdene Primary School chose an Australian scene to depict from a Birds-eye-view. All art works included Indigenous symbols. Students were encouraged to think about the message or story their work conveyed. The goals of this unit were:

  • Develop an appreciation of the significant contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia’s arts heritage and contemporary arts practices.
  • Understand that signs and symbols can be used to communicate through art
  • Develop an understanding of how context is needed to interpret the meaning of symbols and signs
  • Develop an understanding of the diverse Aboriginal groups in Australia, their traditions, culture and beliefs and how each is unique end evolving
  • Develop an understanding of the importance and significance of ‘The Dreamtime’ to Aboriginal people
  • Experiment with a range of skills, techniques and processes using a range of media and materials to create art work
  • Use and discuss the elements in focus, including; colour, line, shape, repetition and texture
  • Focus on a birds eye perspective?
  • Develop an appreciation of the fact that Aboriginal art work is made by a person who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. People who do not identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can create ‘Aboriginal Inspired artwork’.

Artwork provided by
Stefanie MBarrow
Deepdene Primary School