A two part exhibition.
Over the past term, we have studied Geometric Abstraction, alongside artists such as Paul Reed. We learnt about various design elements such as shape, colour, composition, line and space and used our knowledge on these topics as we began the process of designing our own abstract painting. We created each aspect of our piece of abstract art, from the colour palette we chose, to the unique design we produced, even choosing the actual shape of the painted surface. Using plywood allowed us to access any shape, as it is a material that can easily be cut to fit any form of our choice. Whilst we were designing our images, we undertook personal research to look for abstract artists that inspired us. This was a continuation of our study in Year 9, in which we studied abstract artists from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Over the course of this topic, we have gained skills when working in acrylic paint. Additionally, we completed a study on colour, looking into complementary colours, analogous colours and the connotations a colour can both hold and introduce in an artwork. On behalf of the class, I know we all really enjoyed this topic as it truly allowed us to discover the power of abstraction and to challenge the reach of our own creativity.
Written by Natalie Freed
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
During Term 2, we used the various steps we had learnt in the creation of new ideas to produce infographics which uniquely and aesthetically conveyed the steps of the creative process. Using Adobe Illustrator in order to create these impressive final works, every infographic was designed differently; whether it be their shape or colours, each conveying a unique concept. We first started off by analysing how we develop ideas through our own creative process, we then documented these key steps. This was followed by constructing a design that would communicate the Creative Process. Further depth was achieved by producing ‘icons’ that represented each step. We also developed our own ‘typeface’, that fitted well into our graphics’ style, and ensured that the dimensions of each letter of the alphabet were the same. All these elements were later transferred into Adobe Illustrator, where we then created a colour palette, consisting of around 5 colours, and edited the infographic with various tools in Illustrator. After the creation of these crucial factors every student had produced Creative Process Infographics which were both informative and aesthetically pleasing.
Written by Hannah Kim
power and the gaze
Students explored the critical concept of the Gaze in art; how it has changed the way artists make art, as well as the ways audiences understand art. The artmaking focus has been on a performance artwork and a textile artwork. The study of the silhouette in art has extended students' understanding of the representation of self. The Gaze on social justice themes (such as racism, societal expectations, traditional notions of beauty, the impact of Covid 19 and mental health) have informed student’s choice of imagery.