The education kit for Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route was written to be used with students from years 5 to 9.
Relevant learning areas: History, Society and Environment, Indigenous Studies, Visual Arts, Literacy, Civics and Citizenship, Science.
The kit includes:
An introduction aimed principally at teachers, which may also be useful for older students.
A map to locate the stock route and local Aboriginal communities.
Enquiry activities about key aspects of the exhibition.
Artist sheets – a set of 10 artworks from the exhibition.
The resource material on this website includes the four essays listed below, plus the artworks, information about the artists, the art centres and the other people who participated in this project (see the Contents list at the top right hand side of this page).
The story behind the Canning Stock Route project, an essay by Carly Davenport which includes:
- Collaboration by design
- Being in Country
- Artists' desires and direction
- A dynamic collective: the team in action
- Defining the Canning Stock Route collection
- Curating Yiwarra Kuju
- One Road — the destination
Listening to Country: The inseparable links between family and Dreaming on the 'Canning Stock Road', an essay by Monique La Fontaine, includes:
- Stories recorded in paint
- Country one family
- Cultural boundaries
- Protecting Aboriginal knowledge
- Cultural guidance
Drawing a line in the sand: The Canning Stock Route and contemporary art, an essay by John Carty, includes: