Under The Sun - Teaching & Learning Resource

Artists: Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Max Dupain, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rapp, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Daniel von Sturmer, Angelia Tiatia, Christian Thompson, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Justene Williams, William Yang

Reflecting Australia’s multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, 'Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker', presents works by fifteen Australian artists who interrogate the social and political implications of an iconic image and the complexities at play surrounding our collective and national identity.

This learning resource is closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum:

  • The Arts: Drama, Dance, Media Arts, Visual Arts
  • Humanities and Social Science: History, Geography, Economics and Business, Civic and Citizenship, ATSI Histories and Culture, Asia and Australian’s Engagement with Asia

Download the Teaching & Learning resource here

Additional Resources:

Take a guided tour of the exhibition here

For a brief introduction to 'Under the sun' by the artists here

Listen to artists speak in depth about their response
Michaela GleaveNasim NasrSara Oscar, Julie RappKhaled Sabsabi, Angelia TiatiaKawita VatanajyankurJustene WilliamsWilliam Yang

'Under the Sun' panel discussion with the artists here

For Visualising a nation: the politics of an image panel discussion, join Walkley award-winning journalist Helen Vatsikopoulos, academics Dr Stephen Gilchrist, Prof. Meaghan Morris and artist William Yang.


Image: Max Dupain, Sunbaker, 1937