Posted on 16 June 2020
Inspired by a Term 1 excursion to Wellington Point, the Year 10 Visual Artists opened their exhibition, ‘What’s the Point?’ on Tuesday 16 June in the Shared Space Gallery. Each student proudly displayed their experimental works developed from working with our artist in residence, Nicola Moss, and our explorations of Wellington Point through the senses. This involved both a walk out to King Island and a wander through the intertidal zone on the eastern side of the reserve. Additionally, each student developed their experimentation to create a resolved folio. Focuses like the movements of the Point, regrowth and regeneration, the architectural vs natural environment, and mixed perspectives of the landscape were explored. Painting, sculpture, ephemeral, digital and mixed media works that were developed by the students during their Learning from Home were showcased. It was a special moment to officially open the show and celebrate as a group, after such an unexpected global event.
Servings of hot chips reinforced the Wellington Point senses, as did a delightful poem penned by our very own Miss Brown (Visual Arts Aide). Students also enjoyed Fishing for Sustainable Species off ‘The Jetty’. The audience voted for their favourite artworks resulting in Alice Durham, Monica Harrison and Jacinta Fisher claiming some delicious prizes.
The exhibition continues until mid-next term, in the Shared Space Gallery.
Julianne de Lange
Subject Coordinator Visual Arts and Media Arts