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Wood: Art, Design, Architecture. An Education Pack

Lesson Overview:

This resource is a collection of lessons to accompany the Wood Art exhibition. The exhibition explores innovative and outstanding uses of wood in contemporary Australian art, design and architecture.

Year Level/s:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Visual Arts, History, Science, Design and Technologies

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Visual Arts

  • ACAVAM110 - Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations.
  • ACAVAM111 - Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks.
  • ACAVAM114 - Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions.
  • ACAVAM118 - Experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork.
  • ACAVAM125 - Conceptualise and develop representations of themes, concepts or subject matter to experiment with their developing personal style, reflecting on the styles of artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
  • ACAVAM128 - Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention.
  • ACAVAR113 - Identify intended purposes and meanings of artworks using visual arts terminology to compare artworks, starting with visual artworks in Australia including visual artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  • ACAVAR117 - Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks.
  • ACAVAR124 - Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their art-making, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  • ACAVAR131 - Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks.


  • ACHHS182 - Use chronological sequencing to demonstrate the relationship between events and developments in different periods and places.
  • ACHHS184 - Identify and select different kinds of questions about the past to inform historical inquiry.
  • ACHHS191 - Identify and analyse different historical interpretations (including their own).
  • ACOKFH024 - Developments in technology, public health, longevity and standard of living during the twentieth century, and concern for the environment and sustainability.


  • ACSIS066 - Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACSIS069 - Reflect on the investigation; including whether a test was fair or not.
  • ACSIS071 - Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports.
  • ACSSU043 - Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
  • ACSSU073 - Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.
  • ACSSU074 - Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use.
  • ACSSU111 - There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity.
  • ACSSU116 - Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable.

Design and Technologies

  • ACTDEK019 - Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use.
  • ACTDEP027 - Negotiate criteria for success that include consideration of sustainability to evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Intercultural Understanding, Literacy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:


ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Aboriginal Art, Artistic Purposes, Classification, Climate, Composition, Critical Thinking, Ecosystems, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources, Non-Renewable Resources, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Torre Strait Islander Art, Vegetation, Visual Arts


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Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Fact Sheet


Wood: Art, Design, Architecture.  An Education Pack

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