From environmental sustainability and climate change, to racial inequality, identity and the politics of migration, artists and designers can use their art as a platform for communities and people to voice the issues of our time.
Works of art and design can be powerful vehicles to communicate a message, advocate for change and empower individuals and movements. But how does art and design impact and influence communities, and what is the role of the artist in advancing change in society?
Over five weeks, NGV curators and guests introduce learners to the variety of ways that art has agency and the power of socially engaged art to bring about change through a study of historical and contemporary works from the NGV Collection.
- Analyse and interpret instances of socially engaged art
- Consider the practices of artists and designers from the NGV Collection and their motivations to produce art for change
- Compare and contrast artistic responses to historical and contemporary political and social issues
- Critique the impact of socially engaged art on society over time
- Formulate opinions about the resonance of art and its agency in both local and global contexts
Standard Course Enrolment
Includes 8-week access to learning materials from the course start date.
- General: $69
- NGV Members: $63
Santa Cruz River, 2017
300.0 × 478.0 × 714.0 cm (installed)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation with the assistance of Michael and Andrew Buxton from MAB Corporation Pty Ltd, and the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Foundation, 2018
© Alexandra Kehayoglou