The National Gallery of Australia’s Art Cases are visiting Leongatha Library during the school holidays!
‘The Art Cases program is a core part of the National Gallery’s Touring Exhibitions program. The program comprises five art-filled cases that travel to schools, libraries, community centres, arts centres, galleries and aged care homes, where the works are discovered and handled by adults and children of all ages for both exhibition and hands-on programs such as art making and story-telling.’
Recently, Myli team member Kate paid a visit to Grade 5 students at Leongatha Primary School and Year 10 students at Leongatha Secondary School to offer them a sneak peek at the NGA Orange and Red cases. During her visit, Kate discussed the cases and emphasized how fortunate we were to have these cases from the NGA! She encouraged students to delve into the shape and texture of each piece and invited them to ask questions about the artwork. The students engaged in discussions about the materials and techniques employed by the artists, as well as the artists’ intentions, all while sharing their own thoughts and opinions on the art.
Students then took out their art books and set about sketching the pieces. The Year 10 students focussed on a piece that linked well with their current curriculum, while the Grade 5 students drew a selection of items from the cases, with the themes Form and Function (Orange case) and Bodies (Red case).
The Myli team and the NGA cases will be visiting more schools in South Gippsland over the next few weeks, including Chairo Christian School, Koonwarra Village School, and VCE students at Leongatha Secondary College.
School Holiday event –
Leongatha Library is hosting an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Art Cases during the school holidays – Wednesday 20th September at 10.30am. School-aged children of all ages are invited to discover the incredible range of sculptures and artworks that make up the Orange and Red NGA Art Cases. Be guided by our wonderful educational programming staff to explore the creative concepts of Bodies, Form and Function and have a go at creating your very own artwork based on one of the works on display. Bookings required.
Click here for event details and registration.
The artwork creation component of this program is funded by the Victorian Government in celebration of Youth Fest 2023.