Community of Inquiry – Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools
Stimulus: Burrinja Cultural Centre - Tour and Exploration
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Civics and Citizenship – Citizenship, Diversity and Identity
Should Art promote diversity, democracy and / or a cohesive society?
Ethical Capability Level 9-10:
Fairness, Equality, Respect and Tolerance
Burrinja Cultural Centre - Overview & Context
Burrinja is a regional, independent community cultural centre that houses a number of varying activities – art exhibitions both local and national, indigenous art exhibitions and artefacts, local artist studios and workshops, a theatre for performances including community events, school, dance and professional theatre, workshop spaces and a café, and an indigenous garden.The Burrinja vision is building community through arts.
Identified Key Stimulus areas for students:
1. Civics, Citizenship, Diversity, Democracy:
Burrinja Cultural Centre as an entity:
Our foundations, aims and objectives. Our activities and place within community.
See also Burrinja Overview & Context
Two provocations for students to consider re democracy and community activism at Burrinja:
2. Citizenship: Art & Activism; Diversity
Artist: Joy Serwylo,
Artwork: 'At this point of time, it appears that we have not yet established a plan "B"', mixed media, 2015
3. Art & Culture (activism). Diversity & Identity (Fairness, equality, respect and tolerance)
Artist: Jack Dale Mengenen – Ngarinyin, West Kimberley 1920 - 2013
Artwork: Malu – Map: Me & My Father’s Country – family land. Derby 2008
4. Oceanic Art – Diversity and Identity; Respect and Tolerance
Artist: Oceanic Stone Carving – Ingiet
Region: Tolai, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.