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Childhoods past
Observations of daily life

Introduction | Social events | Political events | Special events | Personal and cultural identity | Hermannsberg and Aurukun school

School and family life | Writing patterns | Fingerpainting | Observations of daily life | 'Reach for the apple' | Frances Derham

 

Through the use of different media and expressive techniques, artist-educators encouraged children towards a creative exploration of their daily lives. Children's art often depicts people in specific settings that enable the viewer to know something of their families and everyday activities.

 

Juan Gisalt
Mexico

El Pensador Mexicano

35.0 x 25.0 cm

 

 

 

 

 

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Ernestina Turrel
Mexico

Portrait

38.8 x 23.2cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ligia Pelaes
Columbia South America

Christmas dinner

24.8 x 34.8 cm

 

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Renee Rhodes
London

Tossing the pancake

51.0 x 61.2 cm

 

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Unknown
London

Johhny comes back from the fair

58.8 x 50.8 cm

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Pike
Melbourne

Schools out

30.6 x 37.8 cm

 

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Itooloo
Canada (Inuit)

We watch mother clean the seal

71.6 x 53.6 cm

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy
Canada (Inuit)

Three children playing with an animal

21.8 x 28.0 cm

 

 

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Jimmy
Canada (Inuit)

This is Cape Dorset

25.4 x 36.2 cm

 

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Hayashi
Japan

A Man and a house

40.8 x 50.8 cm

 

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