UTS Gallery workshops 2017

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UTS Gallery workshops for 2017 introduce students to climate change, colonisation and asylum seeker issues. Two exhibitions in our 2017 gallery program have accompanying education workshops.


At a time when we are faced with complex global issues, the artists exhibiting at UTS Gallery encourage students to consider some of the problems facing our world in engaging, meditative and reflective ways. UTS Gallery is running two education events in 2017.
IMPACT, touring from Cairns Regional Gallery, considers the ongoing effects of colonisation on First Nation communities in Australia and the Pacific region, including the effects of climate change. The workshops will consist of an exhibition viewing, morning tea and a video art workshop with Angela Tiatia.
The artists in The Invisible draw on their own refugee backgrounds to reflect on the ongoing crisis of asylum seekers in detention. The education program will have multiple points of contact between the exhibition and school students to allow students to better understand the artist’s process and role within the greater community. Students will also have the opportunity to consider some of the political issues the artists are working with. The program could be used in visual arts teaching or as part of social justice or humanities programs at your school.


All education workshops are FREE. For more information or inquiries please contact UTS ART Education and Outreach


IMPACT 9 May – 30 June

Join FBI SMAC awards artist of the year 2017 Angela Tiatia to make video art with smart phones! Working in small groups students will explore the potential of video and the power they have in their pockets to tell compelling stories. Angela Tiatia’s 3 channel video records the day to day impact of rising sea levels on the small island community of Tuvalu.


The Invisible 3 Oct – 24 Nov

This bespoke education program attempts to guide the students through the political issues facing asylum seekers in Australia through art and stories of personal experience. The program will compliment specific student class work such as photography and video production to produce works in collaboration with exhibiting artists during a gallery visit.


View images and outcomes from the workshops here.