In Our Own Image: The Story of Australian Art

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This text explores the development of Australia’s identity and experience through the world of art.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9780170360357 Brand/Publisher: Nelson Categories: Art

This text explores the development of Australia’s identity and experience through the world of art.

Key Features:

  • This text draws on a wide range of critical and historical sources
  • Painting, photography and sculpture discussed in every chapter
  • In Focus - A feature study in each chapter profiling either an artist, an artwork, architect or photographer and providing specific activities to explore and extend the topic
  • Our House and Our City - a series of double-page spreads filtered through the book, which are snapshots of domestic and civil architecture throughout Australia’s history
  • Critical and Historical investigations - graded activities in each chapter
  • Chronological approach with themes woven throughout the text
  • Highlighted glossary words/terms throughout the text
  • Increased content on indigenous artists
  • Increased content on women artists
  • Accessible and lively writing style.


  • Chapter 1: Terra Australis before 1788
  • Chapter 2: Art of the Colony 1788-1820
  • Chapter 3: Eureka 1850-1880
  • Chapter 4: Creating Australia 1880-1901
  • Chapter 5: Cutting the ties-Federation 1901-1910
  • Chapter 6: Exodus 1911-1920
  • Chapter 7: The Modern Artist 1913-1940
  • Chapter 8: Images of modern evil 1933-1950
  • Chapter 9: The battle of styles 1951-1960
  • Chapter 10: Rocking and rolling 1960s-1970s
  • Chapter 11: Into the new century 1990-2001
ISBN 9780170360357
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Donald Williams

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