This education kit is designed for use in the exhibition, INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and your classroom, framed by the Australian Curriculum.
The kit includes images of selected works of art and engaging activities with a particular focus on visual arts concepts and techniques.
He Xiangyu, Everything we create is not ourselves, 68-2, 2013-14, ink, watercolour,
pencil on paper and inkjet prints, 31 x 41 cm each x 68 pieces.
The INK REMIX education kit offers many links with the Australian Curriculum from Years 7 to 10 through The Arts, History and Languages. The discussion questions for use in the exhibition and student activities for use in the classroom are designed to promote student engagement, in particular, for Visual Arts:
Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes (ACAVAM119)
Develop planning skills for art-making by exploring techniques and processes used by different artists (ACAVAM120)
Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
Present artwork demonstrating consideration of how the artwork is displayed to enhance the artist’s intention to an audience (ACAVAM122)
Analyse how artists use visual conventions in artworks (ACAVAR123)
Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their art-making, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAVAR124)
Manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and represent their own artistic intentions (ACAVAM126)
Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)
Present ideas for displaying artworks and evaluate displays of artworks (ACAVAM129)
Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)
Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)
INK REMIX education kit also provides opportunities to explore the cross curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia. The activities in the kit allow students to develop an understanding of the achievements of artists in mainland China and Taiwan.
Students created works using ink and watercolour imagining unknown worlds in Asia, in response to Yao Jui-Chung’s Yao’s journey to Australia in the exhibition INK REMIX.