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A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas

Using this resource

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive, including the records of people who have passed away.

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts for Year 9 and 10 students. It adopts an inquiry approach to develop students’ skills as art historians. This module is specifically focused on the elements of the curriculum where students ‘build on their awareness of how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different visual representations, practices, processes and viewpoints’ and ‘draw on artworks from a range of cultures, times and locations as they experience visual arts’.

Designed to give teachers flexibility, the content of this module is based on the exhibition A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas shown at the National Library of Australia in 2021.