(Groups of 2)
Research and document the major events of the Western Desert art movement. Record your research in your Art Journal.
Develop a collection of ten words or phrases that commonly occur in your readings. Use these to create a glossary in your journal.
A search string to help is ‘western desert art history’. Google is a useful search engine.
Websites to use include:
- Mr Patterns video
- Study guide for Mr Patterns video (PDF 270KB)
- Resources from the National Gallery of Victoria
Papunya Aboriginal reserve, NT. Schoolboys homeward bound on their camel after a days lessons.
Photographer: W Pedersen
Image no: A1200, L29196
National Archive of Australia
Geoffrey Bardon, teacher at Papunya school and instrumental in the establishment of the Western Desert Art movement.