Engage your students with this unique exhibition featuring over 70 First Nation artists and designers.
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. Piinpi, an Indigenous word commonly used across regions of East Coast Cape York Peninsula, refers to Indigenous ‘seasonal changes’ and the regeneration of Country.
For students this exhibition illustrates the important relationship First Nation artists have to Country and culture. It also showcases how sustainability practices are central to the work of Indigenous artists, from their choice and harvesting of materials, to their use of natural dyes, recycled materials and upcycling.
Virtual Visit – Focus on Sustainability
Your students have the opportunity to find out more about this exciting exhibition through an Education Officer visiting your classroom.
In this virtual visit an Education Officer will provide a slide- based presentation with images from the exhibition. The focus of the education discussion will be on the importance of seasons, community and sustainability to First Nation artists and designers. Teachers will be provided with drawing and design- based activity ideas for students to use as a follow up after the visit.
These visits will be for approximately 20 minutes depending on year level. Bookings are limited so get in touch if you are interested. Please email Education Officer Margot Feast or Suzie Luke to discuss a visit.
Fly Away Prints – Workshop for Students
In this video children can create their own colourful bird themed prints with Bendigo Art Gallery Education Officer Margot Feast.
Taking inspiration from artists and designs in Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion exhibition, this activity requires only a few materials and can be completed at home or school.
Teacher PD with DATTA
Join us online for a teacher’s end of year celebration and exploration of the Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion exhibition with Shonae Hobson, Bendigo Art Gallery's First Nation's Curator and the curator of this exhibition.
Afterwards, enjoy a networking opportunity with other teachers to develop ideas for bringing an Indigenous perspective to your classroom.
Free for DATTA members. Click here to find out more information.
These booklets have been created to coincide with a visit to the exhibition. They contain information about the importance of each Season along with student drawing and design activities.