2018 Henbury Art Exhibition
By Jack Auld DHS Outreach Program
The Henbury Outreach students have been working on a fascinating literacy project which resulted in the winning entry in the Senior Section of the annual Henbury Art Exhibition. This work is on display in the staffroom and
the will be exhibited later in the Office at DHS.
For our English Modified Stage 1 subject we had to demonstrate our communication and citizenship skills. We had to prove that we could work together and also learn together.
The idea to make our art project around Crime and Society came about from a segment in the book we studied where some developers tried to evict someone and, when she said, no they started doing some illegal things to make her leave. The book was called Blueback and it was written by Tim Winton.
We did a lot of brainstorming for what our art pieces should be and ended up choosing to represent Crime and Society on frames. Firstly we tried calico and cotton. They both worked well but they had their problems so we had an investigation where we worked out all of the problems it had. Then we decided to change materials to satin but found similar problems. We ended up using A5 lime paper. The reasons why we chose this are because it didn’t fray like the others or bleed like
the some of them.
After finding out the best material to use we started making our art. It was really hard just for the three of us, me, Aaron and Willis. We are lucky to have an AIEW who is a fantastic artist. Ms Darlene came to help us out with translating our ideas to artwork. She was really helpful and even made some frames for us.
We had to make a video to show everyone in a staff meeting.
It has been a really challenging 2 terms to get this finished. Mainly because we only had three people but over time we have gained in confidence.
We showed our work to two of the Year Co-ordinators who always support our class Mr Ford and Mr Ergos. We would like to thank Ms Kate who always believes in us.