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Students will explore, analyse and evaluate the ways in which the online exhibition Coming out in the 70s represents aspects of human experience and social contexts. They will investigate the use of symbolism and its significance in social campaigns before using the exhibition as a launching point for their own creative and critical writing.
Students will engage with an online exhibition Coming Out in the 70s. This exhibition explores the emergence of the gay rights movement in Australia in the 1970s, showing the methods of campaigning, and using a range of sources as evidence. Through drawing comparisons with recent campaigns, students will think critically about the impact of this movement on current societal attitudes and beliefs about the LGBTIQ+ community.