Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Deep Time - An Art Project


Last Term all the students of the school where my girls attend, 
participated in the most amazing art project. 

Some of the children's parents are well known artists and together with the school and Arts Victoria, they managed to arrange the Deep Time Project. 

It was based around the Merri Creek and the children went on many explorations of the area with artists, teachers and specialists, including aboriginal elders. It involved archaeology, botany, geology, geography and history. The children recorded the information in journals and created art works of the area using the natural world around them. 

On Friday they had an exhibition throughout the school and I was amazed at the quality and amount of work that they had completed. 

What a wonderful opportunity it was for the children and I know that both my girls learnt so much and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done all.

Here are some of the works.

Warning: There are a lot of photo's.




Sarah bottom left, constructing a willow structure.




The artist who joined them on one excursion, paints these lovely images on leaves.
She then places them back on the ground for anyone walking by to find and keep.








Small twig structures.















A beautiful place to play.






Spinning art



Suspended ceramic instillation




Map making - Topography





Willow structure



Preps, grades 1 & 2's







River stones to play in.






The beauty of a simple sculpture 







This piece is my daughter Ava's, dripping wax on a stick bundle.



Wax cast's of eels


Wax fish cast



I love the detail



Hand made chalk drawing machine with handles to steer.




This large piece was proudly made by Ava.





Sarah's tile




Fresco



Dropping paint balloons from the balcony.





Thanks for looking.


1 comment:

Tante Mali said...

Dear Alison,
oh wow, fantastic works! One better than the other, and I realy can't say what I love most. So differtent works, so different materials and styles! Great. Would like to have such kind of art projects here! Thank you so much for your lovely visit. Wonderful to have you around!
A happy happy time to all of you
Elisabeth