The Art Department has had an exciting and busy start to the year, providing many opportunities for students to engage with art outside of the classroom context.
Early in the term, Year 9 Art students visited Emerald Lakes to glean inspiration for their Impressionist Art-making task. True to the original French style, students painted 'Plein air', painting from the outdoors.
Our Year 11 and 12 Art Students recently visited the Gallery of Modern Art to view the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the work of Asia, the Pacific and Australia through live actions, video, kinetic art, sculpture and figurative painting. Visiting the exhibition provided students with an opportunity to draw inspiration for their own art making processes this term and more specifically analysing works for their appraising task based on the concepts of 'Spirituality' and 'Loss and Gain'.
Most recently, our Year 10 students were fortunate to visit The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre to view and critically appraise the 'Archibald Prize 2015 Regional Tour' this week. Students were able to view all of the 2015 portrait finalists including 2015 Archibald Prize Winner, Nigel Milsom, and his winning portrait. The excursion also provided an opportunity for students to complete their appraising task and be inspired for their own portrait painting this term and our very own EC Archie Prize.