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Visual arts / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)

  • identifying reasons for the range of audience interpretations of the same artwork, for example, Considering viewpoints or the conceptual approach of the artwork
  • Considering viewpoints – histories: For example – What did the artist want the audience to see and understand?
  • recognising and evaluating how culture, gender, age, time and place, among other factors, impact on how an audience reads an artwork, for example, comparing the response of different age groups
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – What clues in the artwork tell us where it was made, who made it, and why? What artworks are you familiar with? Which style of artwork represents your community? How would you represent your neighbourhood?
  • reflecting critically on how effectively their ideas or feelings have been expressed in their own artworks, and that of others
  • Considering viewpoints – skills, techniques and processes: For example – How did the artist work within a space, and at this time? How have they innovated their practice?
  • presenting their artworks using internet-based technologies, including social media
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Art exhibitions,  Exhibits

Teacher resource

Through my own eyes: a self-portrait - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a visual arts unit that leads to a resolved two-dimensional self-portrait on paper. The unit combines the techniques of drawing and painting and explores the concept of a personal environment. It is in four parts: exploring examples of portraits by artists across history; developing line-drawn ...


Chinese collection

This is a group of six Chinese cultural objects from the Museum of Queensland's online learning resource 'Celebration of culture'. The group of objects comprises: two Chinese lanterns; a set of muyus or Chinese wooden slit drums; a gold-plated ceramic dragon; a yueqin or Chinese lute, often known as a moon guitar; a lady's ...

Interactive Resource

Celebration of culture

This is an interactive resource in which students in the primary years make a virtual museum exhibit of four cultural objects. They choose a level of difficulty (easy or hard), explore three collections of cultural objects - from China, Italy and Papua New Guinea - and select a subject for their exhibit from four options: ...


Italian collection

This is a group of six Italian cultural objects from the Museum of Queensland's online learning resource 'Celebration of culture'. The group of objects includes a bocce ball, an earthenware vase, an Italian songbook, a button key accordion, a Venetian goblet and a child's reading book in Italian. Each image can be enlarged ...


Papua New Guinea collection

This is a group of six cultural objects from Papua New Guinea featured in the Museum of Queensland's online learning resource 'Celebration of culture'. The group of objects includes: a bilum from Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province; a tapa bark cloth from Domara Village in Oro Province; two kundu drums from Morobe ...