In early 2013 I was invited with other well-known local artists, to present a series of pattern and tectonics talks and workshops to Year 11 Brisbane State High School (BSHS) Art Students.
Through an intensive program set out by BSHS Art Teachers Ms Cilento and Ms Kidd – utilising repetition and pattern and a rigorous making process – students developed material studies capturing an assigned action (for example crumpling, weaving, pleating, looping, coiling etc.) into 3D sculptural works for display at the BSHS’s Create Festival. Create is an annual event celebrating work by BSHS Visual Art, Media Arts and Film & Television students.
I love sharing knowledge and it was an absolute joy to present the talks, experience each students unique vision, see the diverse works featured at CREATE on June 14, 2013 and receive some nice feedback from BSHS’s Ms Kidd, Head of the Visual Arts Department on the workshops:
We have also been privileged to have Christina Waterson and Donna Marcus visit our classrooms to talk to students about their art practice. Both artists work in Sculpture, however their process and methodology is quite different, and it has been useful for students to experience different ways of working. Ms Amalia Kidd, HoD, Visual Arts, BSHS May 2013 Newsletter.
Thank you BSHS and a special thank you to the passionate team of educators within BSHS’s Visual Arts Department.