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Week 5,
Term One, 2017

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Years 11 and 12 Visual Arts help celebrate 10 years of the Gallery of Modern Art. The Senior Visual Arts students walked into “a playful space of excess, colour and abundance” (exhibition curator Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow), on Wednesday 15 February.

The exhibition plays with the senses and ideas of dizziness, disorientation and abundance from artists sourced world-wide. Students (and one daring teacher!) slid down the interactive installation work of Carsten Hollers Left/Right Slide 2010, listened to the sounds of finches as they flew around our heads creating sounds via coat hangers by Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s from here to ear (v.13) and amazed at the super life-like and super-sized work of Ron Muek’s In bed 2007.

The exhibition engaged, enchanted and challenged students' thinking, adding a new bank of artists for Year 11 to seek inspiration for their first senior unit on Substances and Perception and Year 12s unit Tradition and Change. There was definitely a feast for the eyes, food for thought and nourishing titbits to tickle the artistic taste buds.

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