Emanuel School presents 'Spotlight', an exhibition that brings together a small selection of artworks from Year 1-6 that aims to showcase the diverse range of contemporary art made by our young students in 2016.
Drawing inspiration from a broad range of sources such as the Hermannsburg Potters, John Coburn, Aboriginal woven forms and Tal R, the exhibition encourages us to appreciate how our students view and respond to visual art and design. We also hope to instil an awareness of other cultures, perspectives and ways of looking at the world beyond our own life experience. Examining the artwork, we consider the originality, technical considerations to colour, composition and form and a willingness to learn from artists and artworks.
As Pablo Picasso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
This exhibition signals the commitment of Emanuel School to support the Visual Arts and provide opportunities for audiences to view recent work.
Accompanying the exhibition will be video footage of our young artists discussing their artmaking processes and an online exhibition of artworks completed by all children in Years 1- 6.
The exhibition opens on Sunday November 27 at 2.30pm until 3.15pm prior to the Primary School Concert which commences at 4:00pm. We are honoured to have Rach Kirsten, Lecturer, School of Education, University of New South Wales to open the show. The exhibition will be held in the Angles Leadership and Learning Centre and will remain open for public viewing until Friday 2nd December. School hours are Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm.
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