Are you looking for some new ideas and inspiration for your classroom? Why not visit The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) with your students for an engaging, educational learning experience! The Gallery has developed a range of education resources for you and your students.
APT7 education resources address a range of cross-curriculum areas, in particular political, economic and cultural issues and Brisbane’s geographical position in the region. APT7 promotes Intercultural Understanding, allowing teachers to delve deeper and move from learning about cultural content to engaging with diverse cultural perspectives.
Worksheets are available for both primary and secondary levels, featuring art work images and questions for consideration during self-guided visits. Teachers who make a school booking in advance receive printed copies of student worksheets and accompanying teacher notes.
Primary students will explore the theme: Materials, building and sustainability | Students will examine types of structures (temporary and permanent), that are playful, sculptural and culturally significant. They will explore materials, purposes, cultural importance and method of construction.
Secondary students will explore the theme: Reinterpreting cultural histories | Students will consider the way artists use historic and cultural symbols and reinterpret them to offer new meanings. Ranging from cultural symbolism and the appropriation of imagery, to investigations of colonialism, ethnicity and nationalism.
Students’ Choice | School groups can view short videos of students describing selected APT7 art works in their own words. Students are invited to scan the QR code on their APT7 worksheet or view the videos online.
School groups can also explore Kids’ APT7, offering students further insights into contemporary art across the Asia Pacific region. The Kids’ APT7 projects are displayed in spaces at both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), including the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA and online.Ruangrupa, Indonesia, Est. 2000: Ade Darmawan b.1974, Reza Afisina b.1977, Indra Kusuma b.1974, Iswanto Hartono b.1972 | The Kuda: The Untold Story of Indonesian Underground Music in the 70s 2012 | Commissioned for APT7 | Courtesy: The artists