Year 7 Trip to Auckland Art Gallery
A few weeks ago, all of the Year 7 classes visited the Auckland Art Gallery. Everyone had a lovely time exploring and learning about artists of New Zealand and their work. Included in the trip was an art workshop and an art trail, as well as some spare time to explore the gallery. During the art workshop, all of the classes got the chance to create a piece of art that was inspired by artist Judy Darragh, an artist known for her sculptural projects using recycled materials found at home, other objects and materials. As well as participating in the workshop, the classes were also given time to tour throughout the gallery - inside and outside. Many were intrigued by the recommended artist Charles.F.Goldie, an artist famous for his paintings of Maori people and their culture.
Classes also got to look at the Modern Art and Art Throughout the Centuries Exhibits. All of the Year 7 classes left with a better understanding of New Zealand artists and their work. Many were inspired by the art and hope to return soon.
Written by Laura Jackson and Alina Hesse - 7BEZ