Art as Code: Symbols for Storytelling

22may10:00 am4:00 pmArt as Code: Symbols for StorytellingEducator Workshop


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Queensland College of Art

226 Grey Street

Event Details

Dylan Sarra is a Taribelang/Gooreng Gooreng artist who resides in Brisbane.

With a focus on exploring identity and place, Dylan uses a range of disciplines such as print, digital works and sculpture to gently persuade an audience into humanising the Indigenous experience prior to colonisation. Dylan turns his indigenous art into a written language, using traditional symbols and modern colours that, in turn, tell important stories.

In this workshop you will work with Dylan to explore how visual language, symbol systems and art conventions can express ideas and feelings in images, objects and experiences. This workshop is relevant to arts educators, artists and arts workers. It also includes direct links to the Visual Arts Senior Syllabus, providing teachers with ideas and scaffolding for delivering Unit 2, Art as Code.

Banner image: Dylan Sarra, Petroglyph IV lithograph (2021).

Additional Information

About your facilitator:  Dylan Sarra is a Taribelang/Gooreng Gooreng artist. With a focus on exploring identity and place, Sarra gently humanisesthe Indigenous experience before colonisation. He is involved in the research and development of cultural knowledge to share with the community. Sarra hopes that all people can start to question the real history around colonisation and its continuing impact.