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NAIDOC Portraits – For Our Elders (Stage 2, Stage 3)

  18-Jul-2023      09:30AM
Live Event

Celebrate NAIDOC with First Nations portraiture during a live National Portrait Gallery program.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily 1993 Jenny Sages © Jenny Sages


Students celebrate the contributions of First Nations Elders in the National Portrait Gallery collection. In association with NAIDOC Portraits are used to encourage engagement in students, to build the knowledge and skills to look, respond and create.

This program will highlight the achievements of Elders, by telling the stories of their lives. We will examine what we notice about who they are – their identity through the visual communications of art.

  • 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.
  • Present artworks and describe how they have used visual conventions to represent their ideas. Please have drawing material/tools ready for each participant!


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: National Portrait Gallery


Presenter April Phillips is Wiradjuri-Scottish educator, digital artist, graphic anthropologist and audience specialist with ancestry to the Galari people of regional NSW. She is passionate about innovative approaches to learning such as multi-modal resources and live virtual delivery. April is a First Nations Learning Designer, developing resources and engaging experiences for students across the nation.

Event Details

Date & Time

  18-Jul-2023    09:30AM   + 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)

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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.


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ZOOM Meeting ID: 854 6037 3067


Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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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