Throughout the first semester, we looked at and studied the concept of Appropriation. Appropriation is the idea of taking and reusing elements from other artists works and reinterpreting them into your own work. We studied works of appropriation such as the, Sunbaker by Max Dupain which has been appropriated many times. The students also looked into many case studies regarding Appropriation as well as some legal dangers and issues with Appropriation. We then created two Appropriation works. Our first work was an appropriation of the Sunbaker, by Max Dupain. We had to decide on an issue, theme or an idea that feel reflects our present-day Australia. The second appropriation work that we created was an appropriation of our own chosen iconic artwork. Throughout both of these artworks we followed a creative process of research, planning and creating. Appropriation was an engaging topic for the year 10
photography students who learnt as well as created many amazing artworks during the semester.
Written by Sasha Goldman