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Term 4 

1. Losing the Plot!  

12 October - 11 December 2015 and Term 1 and 2, 2016

This education program takes you on an explorative and historical journey of food productive gardens across time including Aboriginal selection and cultivation of food plants, market gardens, productive home gardens, productive school gardens and community gardens.

The focus of the education program that will accompany the exhibition is Aboriginal methods of cultivation and food production.

Australian Curriculum links:
Geography- food security, food preservation, food availability, waste management, greenhouse gases, water in the world and challenges to food production, competing food production, sustainable development, biomes.
History- across all year levels from personal and family histories to the modern world and the significance of the environmental movement from 1960 to the present.
Design and technology- investigate food and fibre production and food technologies in modern and traditional societies; changing food production and consumption.
General capabilities- literacy and creative thinking; critical thinking; ethical behaviour.

Cross curriculum priorities- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; Sustainability.

1 hour program $2

2. Cultural Celebrations! Of light and shadows....

Monday 2 November - Friday 4 December

Exploring Aboriginal culture and stories with reference to the stars and Indonesia's culture and stories around shadows. This education program has two sections:

Night sky: builds on students understanding of the night sky and star constellations and the meanings and stories associated with it. It explores the richness and diversity of Aboriginal cultural astronomy and explores the meanings associated.

World of shadows: explores the shadow puppet tradition of Java and Bali with special emphasis on the Ramayana story. Students will make a shadow puppet and put on a short performance. 

Australian curriculum links:

Cross curriculum priorities- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; General capability: Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

2 hour program $7 equity $3.50

3. Indonesia Forum- Kesenian Masyarakat Indonesia 

With continuous development, refinement and innovation over many thousands of years, Art is both prominent and celebrated by every cultural group of Indonesia.  Considering that Indonesia is an archipelago comprising of thousands of islands, with a population of over 255 million people, the diversity in Indonesian art is breathtaking. With around 300 distinct native ethnic groups identified in Indonesia, communicating in 742 different languages and dialects, artistic endeavour is yet another way to express the self, yet find common understanding.

Come and explore a taste of the Arts in Indonesia. Make a shadow puppet, listen to a story, put on a play.

1 hour program $4


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