Flinders University Art Museum provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with their community and the wider world through art.
Our current exhibition HEAD-TO-HEAD examines shifting perspectives in Australian portraiture through the lens of the Museum’s collections. From colonial illustrations to contemporary photography, selected works explore colliding cultures, traditions and politics in the depiction of the self and other. The exhibition reflects upon the changing language of representation and ongoing construction of identity in art. It considers the cultural legacy of portraiture and the significance of collections today in what they might reveal about our past, present and future.
EDUCATION RESOURCE available here.
Suitable for junior, middle and senior students.
Alignment with the Australian Curriculum Learning Areas: The Arts, English, Humanities and Social Sciences
Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
FUAM can provide educational tours and activities.
08 8201 2695
1 February – 6 July 2019
Flinders University Art Museum
Ground floor | Social Sciences North
Off carpark 5 | Humanities Road
Flinders University | Bedford Park
Image: Ali Gumillya Baker, Sovereign goddess Alexis from the series Bow down to the sovereign goddess (detail), 2011, archival inkjet print, 123.5 x 82 cm, collection of Flinders University Art Museum, © the artist