La Trobe Art Institute
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Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
The Arts, Critical & Creative Thinking
Our lives intersect with animals every day. We share our homes with pets, encounter pests and rely on animals as a food producer and food source. What animals have you interacted with today?
Artist and farmer Anna Louise Richardson and La Trobe University researchers will guide students through this multi-session workshop.
While looking at the everyday interactions between humans and animals, students will be exposed to the valuable work that La Trobe researchers are doing to protect vulnerable species, support human-animal interactions and secure future food production.
Between sessions, students will use Anna’s creative techniques to document and critique their complex encounters with animals, before sharing and collaborating as a group.
- Anna Louise Richardson – Artist and Farmer
- Professor Pauleen Bennett – Field of Research: human/animal relationships for anxiety and depression, La Trobe University
- Professor Travis Beddoe – Field of Research: bees and food security, La Trobe University
- Karen Annett-Thomas – Public Programs Coordinator, La Trobe Art Institute (Convener)
- Session 1 (Zoom, with recorded content) – Artist and researchers introduce key concepts, research and instructions for activity
- Session 2 (Classroom delivery) – Explore and create, teacher-guided session using instructional video
- Session 3 (Live facilitation via Zoom) – Sharing workshop outcomes, findings and display of drawings facilitated by Anna Louise Richardson.
Please note: Students will require journals and wet and dry drawing media.
Image credit: Anna Louise Richardson, Aziza’s zodiac, 2018–19, graphite and glitter on paper, 200 x 420 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Interested in attending?
This workshop will be held over 3, 90-minute sessions. 2 workshops available.
$10 per student (inc. GST)
Register your class
Please contact us to find out more and register your class.
Kerrie Poliness & Monash University Museum of Art
Thu 29 - Fri 30 July, 2 sessions
Dr Maja Divjak
Mon 13 - Tue 14 September, 3 sessions