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Body of Work


MacDonald, A, Body of Work, Poimena Gallery. Launceston, Tasmania,, pp. 7 (2017) [Catalogue]

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Body of Work showcases the artworks of 11 teachers and artists from all around the state currently working within Tasmanian Independent and Government school contexts. Body of Work creates a space for her audience to reflect upon the various cultural, social, personal, spiritual, emotional and physical meanings and agendas we embed within and ascribe to the body, and how the body performs as a site of and for learning, teaching and expression. In supporting teachers to facilitate learning experiences that foster attitudes inherent to healthy self and social awareness, we have the opportunity to support our children to develop the critical understandings and diagnostic skills that can help them discern healthy and positive ways to encounter their own and others bodies. The Arts and our art teachers have an integral role to play here, as it is in Arts learning contexts that imaginations can be opened up to new perspectives to identify alternatives to dominant discourses. Body of Work is featuring in the Poimena Gallery, Button St, Launceston, from June 9th, 2017 through until July 7th, 2017, and available virtually as an ongoing teacher professional learning object at

Item Details

Item Type:Catalogue
Keywords:Artist teacher, pedagogy, practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:118531
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-09-21

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