Margot Hardy Gallery
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- 18 Aug - 12 Sep 2014
For an invitation to the exhibition, please see KALEIDOSCOPE Invitation (PDF, 2.82 MB)
An art exhibition by the students of Moorebank High School.
A kaleidoscope is a simple tube of mirrors and small coloured objects, yet its varying colours and beautiful symmetrical patterns produce an exciting and educational experience for all ages.
Moorebank High School has created the kaleidoscope experience as expressed through the celebration of colour within art works of various mediums created by students from years 8-11. ‘Kaleidoscope’ is an exhibition that captures the imagination of its audience and invites viewers to appreciate the various forms of art that have been expressed through a range of topic studies within our mandatory and elective courses.
The Visual Arts program at Moorebank High School engages and inspires students to gain knowledge and understanding of the artistic world and to develop their skills in artmaking. The Visual Arts courses aim to inspire students through an appreciation of various art forms and artists known around the world.
This exhibition includes artworks from all year groups, from all courses offered at MHS. These courses include: Mandatory Visual Arts, Elective 9-10 Visual Arts, Visual Design, Ceramics and Photography and Digital Media. Within each course students are encouraged to explore a wide range of artists and to view artworks in real- world contexts. The experiences and skills gained allow students to view art in a number of contexts and allow for many creative possibilities to become available beyond school where creativity is utilised in many career paths of the 21st Century.
This exhibition showcases the wide-ranging interests, ideas and personalities of the students at Moorebank
High School. Each work reflects the individuality and diverse backgrounds of our students. The various art forms on display include: Watercolours, Oil Painting, Charcoal, Photography, Pastel, Print Etching and Acrylic.
Year 11 Visual Arts have explored art history through the experimentation of mediums and art practice, while looking at the conceptual frameworks and frames. Students undertaking this course have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing different techniques, styles and mediums.
Year 11 Photography have explored a range of techniques in digital media, including extensive utilisation of industry standard Photoshop software. There has been a focus on ‘Surreal Imaging’ that has provoked the imagination of students and has developed their editing skills on Photoshop.
Year 10 Visual Design is a course where students have explored ‘real-world’ projects. The areas of focus include design, magazine covers and advertising.
Year 10 Visual Arts have been experimenting with various mediums including watercolours and oil painting.
Year 10 Photography has focused on portraiture and studio set-ups.
Year 9 Visual Arts has focused on various artists, including William Kentridge and Del Kathryn Barton, exploring different mediums and styles.
Year 9 Photography has delved into the world of ‘Stop-Motion’ animation and the basics of Photoshop.
Year 8 Visual Arts this year has explored the topic of ‘Super Heroes & Villains’. This course focused on theme- based artworks around the topic area. Some projects included creating comic book covers and Photoshop imagery.
Essentially, ‘Kaleidoscope’ captures the colourful creativity and individuality of students’ artistic ability, through a wide range experiences offered in a variety of courses at Moorebank High School. The MHS Creative Arts faculty would like to thank all students and teachers who made this exhibition possible; your contribution is valued and greatly appreciated.
Curated by UWS Art Curator, Monica McMahon. ( email@example.com )