On Thursday 9 March, the Year 6 students visited the National Gallery of Victoria to enjoy the David Hockney exhibition, “Current”. The purpose of this visit was to inspire our students with their 2017 self-portrait project using their iPad as a creative tool. Hockney is a well-known international artist and is highly regarded for his contribution to Modern Art. The Year 6 students were fortunate to have this experience and to observe the process of creating a digital art piece. The NGV provided an introductory talk before we explored the gallery. This talk focused on Hockney’s key themes and ideas in this exhibition. The students also experienced the 35-metre long gallery, which displayed over 80 portraits of the artist’s friends and relatives. It was truly a mesmerising exhibition and a visual feast of colour. The Year 6 students are now excited to create their own visual masterpiece using their iPad.
by Kate Shearer, Girls’ Junior School Art Teacher