Year 8 Visual Art 'NGV' Excursion
‘First Australians Tour’
On Tuesday 23rd of July, Ms Stabologlou, Mrs Miha and Ms Leggo’s Year 8 Art classes, travelled to the National Gallery of Victoria- Ian Potter Centre, to learn about the culture and creativity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. At the NGV the Department of Indigenous Art is responsible for the collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art spanning thousands of years, from the art of ancient civilisations right up to contemporary art of today. When we arrived at the NGV, we divided into smaller groups. We viewed the Australian Indigenous Art Collection with a focus on the exhibition ‘First Australians Tour’. We were addressed by NGV Education Officers who showed us different paintings around the gallery and explained the meanings and stories behind these artworks. They also discussed the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists connection to Country.
Later, we had the opportunity to explore the gallery independently. During this exploration, we found even more intriguing pieces of art. We loved exploring the vast and open spaces of the gallery. Visiting NGV and viewing the exhibition was most valuable to us as we gained a deeper understanding of these Artists and their work to inspire, develop and extend own ideas and artworks.
Jorja Long , Madison Brown Yr8 St Faustina and Phoebe Collins Yr8 St Peter