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Aboriginal Arts: From Rock Painting to Gallery HAB240



Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the influence of market forces. These are considered in the context of how any such changes have affected the meaning, purpose and significance of the artistic forms.

The unit also examines key issues relating to the production and marketing of Aboriginal art forms, including the issues of copyright, reproduction, and appropriation. Throughout the unit students will develop an understanding of regional variation and will learn to identify artwork from various regions.


Unit name Aboriginal Arts: From Rock Painting to Gallery
Unit code HAB240
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Teaching staff

Dr M Rolls

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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2,250-word essay (40%), 750-word paper (20%),2-hr exam (40%).

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