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Trinity News : November 2008
Art on the go – boys, siblings and parents enjoy the opportunity to create their own art The Iorfinos check out Joshua’s (Yr6) work – Changing World with Weeping Woman Mrs Ronnie Pratt with guest speaker Mary Preece, Education Officer from Bundanon while placed about the gallery were old suitcases of all shapes and sizes, transformed by the Artist in Residence Michele Zarro and Year 6 boys by the alchemy of art into a contemporary art installation of shapes and lines. Martin Lubrano, Master in Charge of the Junior School, opened the exhibition and Mary Preece the Education Officer from the Bundanon Trust spoke to parents about her impressions of the works on display. Three PYP attitude prizes were awarded to Year 6 boys on the night. Liam Brown for increased confidence in artmaking; Evan Caddy for dedicated computer work and Julian Rizzo-Smith for enthusiasm and personal growth. It was the best Junior School Art Exhibition ever, and thanks are due to all who mounted such a glowing and exhilarating display. | Ron Ogier Y YEAR 5 VISUAL ARTS EXCURSION: REVOLUTIONS – FORMS THAT TURN ear 5 students spent a wonderful day looking at International Contemporary Art exhibits at the Biennale of Sydney. This year the concept for the Biennale was Revolutions – Forms that Turn; works that revolve, mirror, repeat, reverse, turn upside down or inside out reflecting our desire for change. To revolve means to turn twice to follow a curvature around and return to where one began – an ecological movement. This focus enabled the students to apply their understanding of the PYP concepts, CHANGE, CAUSATION, CONNECTION AND RESPONSIBILITY, in their interpretations of artists’ work. Year 5 started at the Museum of Contemporary Art where they looked at selected works and participated in a practical artmaking workshop. This was followed by a Ferry ride to Cockatoo Island; a historical site which was taken over this year for the first time by the Biennale. A former prison and shipyard, Cockatoo retains many remnants of its past and provides a rich backdrop to the exhibition. This year, thirty five international artists displayed their work in buildings and sites across the island, offering an opportunity for students to see contemporary video works, animations and installations in the derelict and dilapidated surroundings. This setting certainly challenged the students’ preconceived notions about art and the way it is presented to its audience. This was an enriching and fascinating exhibition which all the students and staff enjoyed despite the chilly weather. Ronnie Pratt | Junior School Visual Arts Teacher top right: Cockatoo Island Biennale exhibition – Canadian Artist, Brian Jungen – Installation of sculptural animal forms created from hard suitcases. far right: Students gathered in front of one of the Biennale Installations – This is Freedom right: James Finney, Nicholas Wiles and Etienne Couret – return trip on the ferry clutching artworks created in the workshops TRINITY NEWS 39