For this year’s 6th class Gallipoli Art Award entry we are working in portraiture from three different angles of Australian art and artists. The students have worked very hard looking at colour, drawing the dimensions of the face and the different hats worn by the service men and women in WW1.
First we looked at Sydney Nolan’s art works on Gallipoli, then at the 9”x5” artworks created by the Australian impressionists (the originals were painted on cigar box lids hence the size) and finally looking and being inspired by the current Australian war artist Ben Quilty.
These photos are a sample of how the work is coming together – the artists are only 11 and 12 yrs old!
Each year John Colet’s 6th class enters the Gallipoli Art Award, organised by the Gallipoli Memorial Club in Sydney, and so far the children’s combined artworks have consistently been hung as finalists. It’s a great occasion for the children as they are invited to the prize giving ceremony.