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Wynne Prize 2013

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	Lucy Culliton Table Cape
  • 	Lucy Culliton Table Cape
  • 	Keith Fyfe Untitled
  • 	Belynda Henry The trees
  • 	Dinni Kunoth Kemarre My footy heroes
  • 	Sokquon Tran Wombeyan Caves

Focus works

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Lucy Culliton
Table Cape

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Children’s label text

The bright stripes of colour created by the careful planting of hundreds of tulips has inspired this painting.

  • Notice how the tulips at the bottom of the painting are more detailed than those at the top. The further up you look the blurrier they are. Do you think this makes the flowers look further away?
  • How many rows of flowers can you count?

More questions and activities

  • Compare the cultivated rows of flowers to the bush scene in the background. How has the artist, Lucy Culliton, highlighted the differences between the two areas? Which part would you prefer to stroll through and why?
  • Using found organic materials, re-create your own version of a cultivated garden. Use the structure of rows as a starting point.

2
Keith Fyfe
Untitled

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This artist, Keith Fyfe, does a lot of bushwalking then draws and paints places he remembers.

These scenes look like a series of stamps but they are paintings made on white paint sample cards from a hardware store.

  • How many names for shades of white can you see?

More questions and activities

  • What does the format of this collection of miniature paintings remind you of? If you were to collect and arrange anything, what would it be and how would you present it?
  • By painting a series of moments, we become aware of a sense of time. Use small sheets of paper to sketch scenes from your day then display these as a grid to document the passing of time.

3
Belynda Henry
The trees

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Children’s label text

The artist, Belynda Henry, has been painting landscapes for a long time and loves to drive through the bush near her home looking for inspiration.

In this peaceful scene the trees overlap and their colours blend to create shapes and shadows.

  • How many trees you can see?

More questions and activities

  • Observe the leaf-like shapes of the trees. Why do you think the artist has chosen to eliminate any fine details in the trees?
  • Take note of the foreground, middle ground and background. Create your own landscape that draws the viewer into the picture, using coloured paper torn into shapes.

4
Dinni Kunoth Kemarre
My footy heroes

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Children’s label text

This Aboriginal artist has used sharp tools and an axe to carve into the wood of a native tree. This sort of tree is traditionally used to make spear throwers (woomera).

Dinni Kunoth Kemarre loves AFL so he has carved the wood into the shape of his favourite footy players.

  • Can you see how the shape of the tree has been used in the pose of the players?
  • Can you recognise what teams they play for?

More questions and activities

  • How has the artist suggested movement in these figures?
  • Who are your heroes? What qualities do these people have? Decide on a pose that best represents these qualities. Lie on the floor in your chosen pose and ask a friend or classmate to draw around your body. Create a painting or a collage using this outline.

5
Imants Tillers
Namatjira
Wynne Prize 2013 winner

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Children’s label text

The artist, Imants Tillers, has made this painting in honour of a famous Aboriginal artist called Albert Namatjira. The mountain is like the one Namatjira painted in many of his watercolours.

The painting is made from many small panels that join to make the picture and the words.

  • How many panels make up this large painting?

More questions and activities

  • What impact does the text have on your 'reading’ of the landscape?
  • Consider reasons why the artist has used this particular format. Arrange small rectangular pieces of paper to create a surface on which to draw or paint a landscape that is significant to you.

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Sokquon Tran
Wombeyan Caves

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The artist, Sokquon Tran, made this large painting in his studio from sketches and watercolours he made when he visited the Wombeyan Caves.

He has used dark colours and shadows to create a dramatic painting that draws our eyes to the light in the distance.

  • What could be lurking in the shadows?

More questions and activities

  • What does this painting remind you of? How does it make you feel? Identify the devices the artist has used to create atmosphere. Would your reaction to the painting be different if he had used bright colours?
  • Paint a familiar place you enjoy being in, using dark colours. Does this change the way you feel about the place?