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13 September – 8 March 2009  | Children’s Gallery

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not titled [Mother feeding child]

Davida ALLEN

not titled [Mother feeding child]

Discussion:
There are nine objects on the table and two objects being held. What are they? What do you notice about the bodies of the mother and child?

Art idea:
Draw your favourite meal on a paper plate, or a plate-sized piece of paper or card.  You could make a placemat out of your drawing.

 

 

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Muddle

Joyce ALLEN


Muddle

Discussion:
Why is the print titled Muddle?
What are the three children doing all around their mother?
Look at the label to see who donated this print to the Gallery.

Art idea:
Carefully construct, draw or collage your own room in a ‘muddle’.  Include as many objects and activities as you can.

 

 

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Floral exterior

Howard ARKLEY


Floral exterior

Discussion:
Look closely at the painting.  Consider the ideas and observations made by the children below.
What do you think?

They have pictures in the colours.
Catlin, 4 years
A house about colours.
Alina, 4 years
A house with little dolphins in the window.
Ashlee, 4 years
It is a home. A cat and some fish would make it more special.
Liam, 5 years
It’s a water-house because it lives under water.
Rhys, 5 years

 

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Interior with verandah doors

Grace Cossington SMITH


Interior with verandah doors

Discussion:
compare Grace Cossington Smith's painting of her bedroom above with the photograph of her room from the same position (below). Spot the differences. Describe how Grace Cossington Smith paints.

What do you like about your bedroom?

Art idea:
Draw what you can see in your bedroom from the doorway. Think about colour, light and the feeling or atmosphere of the room.

Link:
For further information about Grace Cossington Smith click here

 

 

 

 

 

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bottom image: The artist's bedroom, Cossington, Turramurra, Sydney, 1978 photograph by David Moore National Gallery of Australia Research Library, Canberra

 

Walking in tall grass, Carter

Jan NELSON

Walking in tall grass, Carter

Discussion:
Why do you think this painting is called Walking in tall grass, Carter?  What is the boy doing? 
What is your favourite game and why?

Art idea:
Design your own ‘cartoon’ style logo for a t-shirt based on one of your favourite games. 
Use the computer or make screen prints using your designs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Birth of two pups

Lin ONUS

Birth of two pups

Discussion:
Do you have pets at home?
These dingo sculptures are painted in the four colours traditionally used by Aboriginal artists. The colours were usually derived from natural pigments. What are the four colours?

Art idea:
Individually, in pairs or in groups, create your own 3D model of a dog or puppies that belong to the same family.  You could use clay, papier-mâché or modelling clay.  Group all the models together in a display that tells a story about the family group.

 

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