School Excursions

Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Royal Botanic Garden invite primary and secondary teachers and students to visit barrangal dyara (skin and bones) by Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. From 19th – 23rd September, Royal Botanic Garden Indigenous Education Officers and Kaldor Public Art Projects Art Educators lead free, interactive, curriculum-driven educational sessions.

Jonathan Jones’ vast installation comprising shields, a kangaroo grass meadow and soundscape also features dynamic onsite activation programs. Encompassing Aboriginal language and culture, the themes of barrangal dyara (skin and bones) are significantly connected to contemporary Australian art and social issues which can be meaningfully integrated into Visual Arts, Design and Technology and cross-curriculum learning including Civics and Citizenship and Aboriginal and Indigenous studies. Informed by political and social concern for dispossession and reconciliation, the Project offers new approaches to Australian history and identity, illuminating the highly sophisticated and sustainable nature of Indigenous cultural knowledge and practices. The online Project 32 Education Kit has been created in consultation with Jonathan Jones and will be available on the Kaldor Public Art Projects website for free download. 
Bookings essential using the link below, or contact school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au or 02 9231 8134

 


When

19 - 23 September, 2016
Primary School Sessions (Stage 2/3): 9.45am -11.45am
Secondary School Sessions: 12.30pm- 2.30pm

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney School Excursions Primary and secondary teachers and students are invited to visit to visit barrangal dyara (skin and bones) by Sydney-based Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Where

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Admission

FREE, Bookings Essential