About this resource

 Warning. Information in this section of the ArtsEdge website may contain the names, images or recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. The ArtsEdge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture in education portal may also contain links to sites that may use images or recordings of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Artists and educators researching Indigenous content for educational purposes should use their discretion when viewing this content.


"Wanjoo" or The Welcome Song - words and music by Gina Williams.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) histories and cultures have been identified by the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as a cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum and Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.
This portal should not be considered the definitive resource for information about ATSI arts and culture. Educators and artists can use the content provided here as a starting point for further research and/or to inform the development of activities in schools.
ArtsEdge encourages schools whenever possible to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait elders, traditional knowledge owners and/or artists to enrich their education programs.

Portal chapters:

ArtsEdge Professional Learning:                                 "Engaging in Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander Teaching and Learning Strategies:  A practical  approach in The Arts" - view highlight videos and download hand-outs here

If you are an ATSI artist or organisation or ATSI arts and cultural education provider and would like to be profiled in this portal, contact ArtsEdge at artsedge@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or download an expression of interest form here.
To find out what arts and cultural education events are currently being provided in Western Australia, visit ‘What’s On’.

National education resource portals online:

Image: Detail of artwork created by teacher at the ATSI arts and culture day for educators hosted by ArtsEdge, 17 April 2013.
Video: Source YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwDKxZq7ZHg#t=134 

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