Visual Arts

About the artists:

Josie Boyle – is an Aboriginal Elder from Mount Margaret, and Wongutha woman. She is an acclaimed singer, storyteller and painter who currently lives and works in Perth. Josie was nominated as Senior of The Year in 2013 and named Elder of the Year at the 2013 Kalgoorlie NAIDOC week celebrations.

Bronwyn Goss – is a visual artist who has taught Jewellery and 3D Designer for many years in the School of Art at Curtin University and served on the Visual Arts Crafts Board of the Australia Council. Bronwyn’s works are represented in state and national collections; she has worked collaboratively with Josie Boyle on various projects.

Workshop Education Facilitators: Ana Nail, Visual Arts Specialist teacher Geographe Primary School and Kate Grayson, Visual Arts Specialist teacher Canning Vale College.

This workshop aims to link the three organising ideas to provide a coherent framework for the priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Video highlights form the workshop:

The following is an edited excerpt of highlights from the 90 minute Visual Arts Collaborative Workshop.





Education resources:

For more information about traditional or contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and storytelling, visit the ATSI arts and culture in education portal.

Indigenous cultural and intellectual property and copyright

It is important for teachers to investigate issues of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property and copyright when considering the reproduction and use of artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists for use in the classroom. The reproduction of artworks can be especially inappropriate where the art has been created by artists as part of law stories that have been handed down to them by family members. Specific artworks which are designated for school use as part of the curriculum may be free of restriction in this regard. Further information regarding intellectual property and copyright can be found here.


The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries or ArtsEdge. The Department and ArtsEdge encourages viewers to also seek advice and information from relevant sources, including peak bodies and suitably qualified professionals.