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First Nations Changemakers (Stage 2, Stage 3)

Live Event

Through the lens of the Visual Arts curriculum, students will explore portraits of and by First Nations people in the National Portrait Collection. 

IMAGE: Marcia Langton, 2009 by Brook Andrew and Trent Walker (printer) © Brook Andrew #NPGDART


First Nations | Year 3 – 6 

This program identifies significant events and ideas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, through key individuals who have shaped the political and cultural developments involved. 

Key curriculum links: 

  • Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations [ACAVAM110] 
  • Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions [ACAVAM114] 
  • Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks [ACAVAR117] 

Please ensure each student has access to paper and pencils for the drawing activity. 


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: National Portrait Gallery

Event Details

Date & Time

  07-Mar-2024    02:00PM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



1 Hour





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Aboriginal Culture and History

Other KLAs

Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Appreciating (Visual Arts)

Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Making (Visual Arts)

Will This Event Be Recorded?

No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (07-Mar-2024 02:00PM).

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Students require some sheets of paper and a pencil/crayon/texta to draw with.

This virtual learning program will be delivered via Zoom. Upon booking, you will be sent a link to follow.

To facilitate the best possible experience we require a teacher to rename the Zoom connection to appropriately reflect those behind the camera. Your school name, student level/s and student numbers is preferred eg. Nolan PS – Year 5 – 30

We prefer you have your cameras turned on as it assists to aid participant interaction with our shared community.


If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Bookings Officer

Phone: 02 6102 7070

Email: [email protected]

Website: portrait.gov.au

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