Year 5 have been studying the artworks of Australian artists. Russell Drysdale, Grace Cossington-Smith and Rosaline Gascoigne are known for their depictions of the Australian landscape. Gascoigne used mostly found materials: wood and yellow and orange retro-reflective road signs. These objects represent, rather than accurately depict, elements of the world around her: the landscape around her home in Canberra and the materials and textures of Australian life.
Year 5 created their own artworks inspired by Gascoigne's 'cut-up and re-arranged' style. The students drew their names with black marker on square paper (easier for cutting up later) then decorated the background using bright patterns and colours. The name artworks were cut into 16 pieces and glued onto a bright piece of cardboard.
Can you spot an Ethan, Ned, Emily or Eloise in these artworks?
Thank you everyone who came down to our
Art Safari this week and for our Open Night. The evening was a HUGE
success, with many families coming down to support our fundraising efforts. We
raised a generous amount in auctions, raffle tickets and artwork sales. All our fundraising will help in purchasing more resources
for our hardworking students.
The Art Safari could not have been such
a success without our incredible parents, staff and students who assisted in many ways from framing
artworks, to hanging them up, putting up signs, selling raffle tickets and
donating raffle items. I thank you so much for giving up your time.