Image Water

TLF ID M013198

This is a PDF resource that focuses on the theme of water in Australian artworks, featuring 15 different artworks using various mediums. Each page includes an image, description and context of the artwork, and information about the artist, as well as specific focus questions or key statements that prompt a response to the artwork. The artworks connect with the theme of water through the sea, the coast, rivers, creeks, lakes and dams, or the flora and fauna inhabiting these areas. This resource also includes a page to introduce the theme of water featured through the artworks.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Visual Arts curriculum for the lower secondary years. It is relevant to content descriptions in both the Making and Responding strands. It emphasises exploring and experimenting, shaping artworks, and practising skills and techniques. It also supports using skills such as critical analysis to respond to others' artworks, considering the broader contexts of artworks such as the social, cultural and historical context, and the role of the artist and audience. The focus section explores the artworks in more depth through key questions and key statements.
  • This resource is of significant value to the year 7 geography content description relating to environmental resources in the Water in the world unit of study. It supports understanding of the ways that water connects places as it moves through the environment and the forms it takes as an available resource. Each of the artworks has a specific connection to water and looks at different ways it has been represented through Australian art, as well as its significance to Australian culture and environment.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Outreach Education (Department for Education and Child Development)
  • Organization: Outreach Education (Department for Education and Child Development)
  • Description: Author
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State Government of South Australia
  • Organization: State Government of South Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Organization: Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Image
  • Text
  • © State Government of South Australia. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.