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Art gallery experience

2 May 2023

On Friday 28 March, our Year 10 Visual Art and Year 11 and 12 ATAR Art classes visited the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA).

Students were taken on a guided tour of Yoshitomo Nara’s exhibition ‘Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can’t’ which showed his sculptural works alongside paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography from world-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara.

They also viewed the Pulse Perspectives, which showcases work from WA’s Year 12s – Class of 2022. This exhibition focuses on young people and their points of view and commentaries on the world they live in.

The students also participated in a sculpture workshop titled ‘Exquisite Bodies’ that explores the experience of disabled artist Bruno Booth. Students were challenged to think about diversely abled bodies and how they must navigate a world, that by design, makes that more difficult for them. They celebrated how there is beauty and value expressed by diversely abled bodies.

Thank you to College staff Mr Kellow, Ms Sorci and Ms Gordon for taking our students to AGWA for this fabulous learning experience.

Student reflections on the excursion:

“I really liked seeing the Year 12 artworks and seeing how creative and diverse their work was” – Evie Holdcroft

“I was inspired by seeing how people my age expressed themselves” – Isla Clarke-Jennings

“The political work challenged me to see the connection between art and politics” – Sophie Holmes

“The installation was absolutely an immersive experience, I really enjoyed engaging with it” – Tamiya Mosbergen-Smith

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