2017 marks our fifth year of participating in Operation Art which is a Visual Arts Exhibition for all NSW schools in K – 10. Selected artworks are donated to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and regional hospitals to brighten up the wards for children that are unwell. This year we are happy to have submitted three artworks by our Artists:
Alex Gundic (Year 1), Christian Shahho (Year 1) and Aydin Dogan (Year 6) (with an artwork from last year)
With these submissions was an Artists’ statement which read:
Alex Gundic and Christian Shahho - 'Landscape in the Gully’
We lay on our backs to look up at the canopy of the trees in our beautiful gully at school. We noticed the spaces in – between the tree trunks and leaves for our blue paint brush strokes. We used one colour at a time to layer and blend and create texture. The Artist we learned about for inspiration is William Robinson and his unique perspective of the Australian landscape.
Aydin Dogan - 'Multicultural Celebration'
The flow of human energy, survival, rites of passage, expressions of joy and sorrow, in peace and in war is the theme of my artwork inspired by the Artist Betty La Duke which was created using pastel chalk.
Travelling Art Show
Each year Hills Grammar participates in the Travelling Art Show which is an exhibition that literally travels around regional NSW. It is our schools’ time to exhibit this collection of work in NEXUS from Monday 21 August until Friday 1 September with a number of our students' (from K-6) artworks.
Jenny Carden | Visual Arts Teacher