Where the sea meets the land

Students will examine a range of visual artworks featuring natural materials, particularly those of First Nations’ people. Artist, Vicki West will discuss her artistic intentions for her own internationally acclaimed work and inspire the students to connect the technology with the materials to create their own piece.

Students will use kelp to create and mould their own contemporary pieces that represent their intentions.

Suitable for

Years 9–10

Curriculum links

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 & Torres Strait Islander Artists (ACAVAM125)

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 (ACAVAR131)

Manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and represent their own artistic intentions (ACAVAM126)

Session type



$5.50 per student


1 hour


Museum at Inveresk or
Art Gallery at Royal Park