Intercultural Understanding

“In the Arts, intercultural understanding assists students to move beyond known worlds to explore new ideas, media and practices from diverse local, national, regional and global cultural contexts. Intercultural understanding enables students to explore the influence and impact of cultural identities and traditions on the practices and thinking of artists and audiences.

Students might explore forms and structures, use of materials, technologies, techniques and processes, or treatment of concepts, ideas, themes and characters. They develop and act with intercultural understanding in making artworks that explore their own cultural identities and those of others, interpreting and comparing their experiences and worlds, and seeing to represent increasingly complex relationships.”  Australian Curriculum - General Capabilities

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Image: Spirit of Bali performer Yayih. Photograph by Ni Wayan Sutriashih; courtesy of Cultural Infusion

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