Student Enjoy Sea Sculptures
13 Nov 2014
For Year 7 Visual Arts students at Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek, recently the works they observed were interestingly different to traditional expectations.
“We went to ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ at the beach”, said Jade Trenfield from Year 7. “It was unusual because the sculptures are made of all sorts of materials, not just stone or marble as in older times”.
The location for the display at Bondi Beach provides a spectacular background for the artists’ works, but also has challenges.
Jade commented that “the pieces have to be strong because of the exposed position, wind, sea spray and storm, so there has to be more skill than just imagining and creating a sculpture”.
Artists use materials including recycled goods, items from garage sales and street collections, metals, plastics, ‘even bottle caps’, said Jade as she recollected the day’s excursion.
Large numbers of people visit the annual exhibition with artists from many regions participating. Blackheath sculptor Clara Hali’s abstract bronze woman is displayed in a prime location.
Although the day was hot, the Year 7 Emmaus students found the variety of subjects and materials used made the excursion well worthwhile and relevant to their classroom studies.
“It was helpful to find plenty of signs giving information about the pieces”, said Jade.
Mrs Harris, Emmaus teacher of Visual Arts thanked the staff who attended and noted the responsible behaviour and interest shown by the Year 7 students.
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