Discover the iconic photographs and influential practice of renowned Indigenous artist Michael Riley. Discover how dancer and choreographer Daniel Riley was inspired to create his dance piece Riley (of earth and sky) for Bangarra Dance Theatre. Students can make their own connections to both artists’ practices with suggested inquiry questions and find links for further research. The cloud resource was developed to accompany gallery visits and as a stand alone resource for the NSW Stages 4 – 6 Visual Arts syllabus.


Michael Riley Cloud Resource PDF

Take a look at images from the workshops led by professional dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2012.

Read more about Michael Riley’s work in the UTS Art Collection-  Sacrifice, cloud and Maria

Listen to choreographer Daniel Riley speak about the making of his work Riley


Bangarra has created a set of free online Education resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, the resources include film excerpts and classroom activities and are accessible for hearing and sight impaired students. Also available through the Bangarra website is the full length Mathinna (DVD) and Mathinna Study Guide.