Cognition Education develops new digital resource for Te Papa and Venice Biennale

Secondary art and social sciences students can now explore contemporary New Zealand Māori artist Lisa Reihana’s work through a new digital learning portal. Lisa Reihana is an important contemporary Māori artist who regularly exhibits in New Zealand and abroad. She is a leader in the field of time-based and new media art in New Zealand. 

The resource has been developed by Cognition in partnership with Te Papa. It will support classroom learning through the exploration of New Zealand’s participation at the international art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), the world’s largest and most prestigious international contemporary art exhibition. Cognition was delighted to be engaged to conceptualise and create this digital learning resource, providing students and teachers with the opportunity to explore Reihana’s work, as well as the history of New Zealand artists exhibiting on the world art stage.

Aimed at years 9–13 teachers and students, the resource provides a set of multimedia and curriculum-driven teaching units for the Visual Art and Social Science learning areas. Students can watch interviews with the artist and the New Zealand team in Venice, and investigate New Zealand’s previous exhibitions at the Venice Biennale. The resource went live on Friday, 16 June and has been receiving positive feedback from the artistic and teaching communities.

To learn more, check out the links below: 

New Zealand at Venice Biennale: Digital Learning Resource (Te Papa)

New Zealand at Venice (Creative New Zealand)