Be inspired by local artist Gavin Hipkins, who explores concepts of identity and home through photography and video.
Option A: Explore your identity by creating a mixed-media artwork that looks like a spliced film segment. Bring in a photocopy of a favourite photo then layer with transparent acetate covered with text then complete with a cartoon self-portrait. (Yrs. 2-8)
Option B: Create a self-portrait using blended pastels surrounded by a cold wax frame to etch out individual symbols and text that express your unique identity and culture. (Yrs. 0-8) Both finished artworks will express your identity through places, activities and people using images and text. (Yrs. 4-8, English, technology, social sciences and visual art strands DI, CI PK, UC)
3D Plaster Sculptures
Taking inspiration from artists Mark Harvey and John Court, who travel the world making eclectic sculptures to use in performances, we will create a small form that can be suspended in space. We will explore a range of processes and materials to develop these forms with an imagined future performance in mind. (Yrs. 1-8, English, maths, technology, history and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)
Visit Gavin Hipkins’ latest exhibition The Homely ll, which explores ideas surrounding identity and home through photographs and video. There will be an exciting opportunity to meet the artist and participate in a master class for senior photography students.
NEW - Gallery Tour Pass
Try out our new gallery tour pass which offers an exciting range of exhibitions to view comprising of three guided gallery tours. Over the year you can pick and choose exhibitions that you would like to learn more about. You will have an experienced guide to assist the group in unpacking the artist’s key concepts, materials and technical processes in a supported environment to activate sharing of opinions and interpretations. (Yrs. 4–13, dependant on exhibition content but often contain English, social sciences, Te Reo M?ori, technology, Visual Art strands UC and CI)
Te Uru and McCahon House Museum tandem visits
Students have the opportunity to view contemporary art at Te Uru followed by a tour of McCahon House in French Bay. With the cottage only a five-minute drive from the gallery, why not visit both at once?
We now provide gallery visits and workshops tailored to meet the needs of the preschool years. Take a tour of an appropriate exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre.
1 hour visit $3/student
Our standard rate for a two hour workshop is $6/student or a concession rate of $5/student for multiple bookings. All materials are supplied.
Mornings 9.30–11.30am, afternoons 12.30 – 2.30pm
Extension classes welcome, contact us for further details.
Bookings and further information
09 8178087 X 204 or email@example.com
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