Plant + Human - Teaching & Learning Resource

Artists: Steven Cavanagh; Liss Fenwick; Phillip George; Hayley Millar-Baker; Polixeni Papapetrou; Pony Express; Merri Randell; Diana Scherer; and Erica Seccombe.

For many the intimate connection between humans and the botanical has often been assumed, overlooked or not even considered. For others, plants are revered and appreciated through the filter of cultural beliefs and practices. 

The ten artists in Plant + Human approach their vegetal subjects with intensity, exploring both our historical and contemporary entanglements with ecology. 

This learning resource for teachers, parents and students is closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum in the following areas:

  • The Arts: Drama, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts
  • English: Literature
  • Humanities and Social Science: History, Geography, Civic and Citizenship, ATSI Histories and Culture
  • Science: Earth and Environmental Science, Biology

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Image: Polixeni Papapetrou, Rhodora, from the Eden series, 2016. Courtesy and © the Artist’s Estate and Michael Reid, Sydney.