Tracks We Share
Learning Resource

learning resource

Tracks We Share learning resource for schools and parents

Continue the Tracks We Share journey at home or in the classroom with our Learning Resource. 

This resource complements the exhibition Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara and has been designed for the following purposes:

  • To offer teachers and educators a variety of ways to use and interpret the exhibition, catalogue and website content to help students access opportunities for reflection and learning through critical inquiry.
  • To follow the physical exhibition journey, through the various themes and grouping of artworks. It starts with artists of Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi language groups at the ancient coastline, goes inland to diverse towns and vast pastoral leases, encompassing various language groups of the Pilbara and other regions, and onwards across dramatic plains and tablelands, culminating in the desert art and collaborative canvases of Martu.
  • To offer the means for teachers and educators to incorporate learning outcomes relating to the General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities for use with primary and secondary schools.
  • To give teachers the tools to facilitate students’ curiosity, critical thinking, and research capabilities in order to help develop and deepen a familiarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works of art, artist practice, and cultural stories.
  • To cater to those educators who wish to exercise their own expertise, agency, and preferences in approaching Tracks We Share, enabling them to shape content to suit their particular learning and teaching contexts.
  • To offer class discussion prompts and resources for teachers whose area of expertise lies outside a visual arts and culture environment.

In either case, the intention of the resources is to help guide further engagement and investigation and spark research and inquiry processes that can be adapted as appropriate.

For guidance and support on how to engage appropriately and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, FORM and AGWA encourages teachers to consult and talk to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisers at their school, and with local Elders and community members.