Working in Art — Aboriginal Art Chemistry Researcher

The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Rachel works as an Aboriginal Art Chemistry Researcher, analysing the chemistry of Aboriginal art pigments to understand Aboriginal technology and migration

In this film, she talks about why he does this, and her early inspiration in high school to show us that there are careers that combine both art and STEM.

This resource is well suited to Year 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students who are looking for a unique, practical application for their scientific understanding. It is particularly good for those learning about how chemistry is necessary in other fields, like historical research.

Working In… Art — Aboriginal Art Chemistry Researcher

Video Length: 5:34 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 4, 6, 8, 9, 10


Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Changes of Matter

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