place & identity

Contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson is concerned with tracing ancestral roots and her work can be compared with charting topographical maps in which the cultural, spiritual and historical heritage of her people is recorded. To create these artworks, students explored the connection between their environment and identity by mapping their local area and investigating a geographical issue.


Investigating our connections to our immediate contexts and the spaces in which we inhabit, we are able to recognise how these spaces can both shape and reflect our identities. 


Students used images of their homes, explored the art practice of Howard Arkley and applied Pop Art sensibilities to developing their paintings.

Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past