Why is Storytelling important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures?

October 23, 2018 1 comment

Why is Storytelling important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures?

Year 8 Visual Art students from Playford International College (PIC) investigated why storytelling is important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures. PIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (ATSI) team guided students through discussions of belief systems that are passed on from generation to generation through cultural practices, customs, traditions, languages, laws and family relationships with an emphasis on the importance of storytelling and visual literacy.

 

There was a keen interest from students in further learning specific culture and customs of the South Australian Indigenous Kaurna peoples. The ATSI team then surprise students with a clap sticks and didgeridoo musical performance.

From there students then designed, carved and printed a three layer lino print of Australian animals influenced by indigenous stories and motifs.

 

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