Untangling protocols for teaching Aboriginal Art | with artist Sharyn Egan

Untangling protocols for teaching Aboriginal Art | with artist Sharyn Egan

Join Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan to develop confidence in teaching Aboriginal histories and cultures through Visual Arts practice, explore cultural protocols and courtesies, and gain an insight into Indigenous Knowledges.

Work with natural fibres to create traditionally styled contemporary forms drawn from Sharyn’s arts practice.

You will come away with:
Ideas for introducing Aboriginal Art to students
An understanding of the relationship between identity and mark-making
Insight into contemporary Aboriginal Art practice.

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About Sharyn Egan

Sharyn Egan is a Nyoongar woman whose arts practice began at the age of 37. The themes of Sharyn’s work are informed by the experiences of her life as a Nyoongar woman. Sharyn works in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and woven forms using traditional and contemporary fibres. Her woven works include traditionally styled contemporary forms and baskets, as well as sculptural forms often based on flora and fauna that has totemic significance for the Nyoongar people. She works predominantly in oils, ochres, resins and natural fibres exploring her experience growing up in New Norcia and commenting upon the associated trauma, emotions and a deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.